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 (pē′lē-ən, -ôn′), Mount
A peak, 1,624 m (5,328 ft) high, of northeast Greece in eastern Thessaly. According to Greek legend, it was the home of the centaurs, especially Chiron.


(Placename) a mountain in NE Greece, in E Thessaly. In Greek mythology it was the home of the centaurs. Height: 1548 m (5079 ft). Modern Greek name: Pílion


(ˈpi li ən)
Mount, a mountain near the E coast of Greece, in Thessaly. 5252 ft. (1600 m).
pile (or heap) Pelion on Ossa,
a. to make matters worse; aggravate or compound a situation.
b. to engage in vain or futile efforts.
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Today's versions of Office applications are a sight more elegant than their predecessors and benefit from more stable operating systems than Microsoft once offered but, having added bell upon whistle and heaped Pelion on Ossa in features and workflow aids, it's difficult to see how Microsoft can change the desktop again.