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paviour

(ˈpeɪvjə) or

pavior

n
1. (Civil Engineering) a person who lays paving
2. (Civil Engineering) a machine for ramming down paving
3. (Civil Engineering) material used for paving
[C15: from paver, from pave]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paviour - a machine for laying pavementpaviour - a machine for laying pavement  
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
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The tradesman leaves his counter, and the car-man his waggon; the butcher throws down his tray; the baker his basket; the milkman his pail; the errand-boy his parcels; the school-boy his marbles; the paviour his pickaxe; the child his battledore.
As the excellent old gentleman's nails are long and leaden, and his hands lean and veinous, and his eyes green and watery; and, over and above this, as he continues, while he claws, to slide down in his chair and to collapse into a shapeless bundle, he becomes such a ghastly spectacle, even in the accustomed eyes of Judy, that that young virgin pounces at him with something more than the ardour of affection and so shakes him up and pats and pokes him in divers parts of his body, but particularly in that part which the science of self-defence would call his wind, that in his grievous distress he utters enforced sounds like a paviour's rammer.
a number of the paviours have been chipped or otherwise damaged.
Midlands One East: Rugby Lions, Melton Mowbray, Northampton Old Scouts, Oadby Wyggestonians, Old Northamptonians, Oundle, Paviours, Peterborough, West Bridgford, Towcestrians, Wellingborough, Kettering, Leighton Buzzard, Lutterworth.
At the Friary, the small square cobble-like paviours had very large gaps between them, so big that not only were they a trip hazard to those wearing stilettotype heels, but those with moderate heels were also at risk.
Muir Homes have introduced new specifications for their family homes, including oak-style internal doors, Mira showers, heated towel rails, mono block taps, contemporary designed kitchens with stainless steel chimney hoods and block paviours to driveways (all dependent on house type choice).
A 10m length of coping stones, 10m2 of brick paviours and two handrail stanchions were damaged." The council's emergency gangs were called out to deliver sand bags in Aberaeron, Llangrannog and Cardigan and they also received a number of reports of fallen trees.
Visitors are greeted by the sight of a well-stocked shrub garden with cobblestones and block paviours, old cast iron water pump and wide oak front door into The Homestead.
The former Moseley prop, now director of rugby at the Birmingham University-based outfit, guided his team to a convincing 42-11 playoff victory over Paviours on Saturday.
An imposing traditional detached house with double wrought iron gates opening to the front garden and attractive brick paviours which provide parking for several vehicles.
A few of the block paviours at the back of the driveway had started to lift.