from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See pavan.
  • Paved.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See pavan.


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  • This is the Hausman all paven and stoned, that cribbed the Cabin that never was owned that cocked his leg and hennad his Egg. And the mauldrin rabble around him in areopage, fracassing a great bingkan cagnan with their timpan crowders.

    Finnegans Wake

  • On the roadway which they were approaching whilst still speaking beyond the swingchains a horse, dragging a sweeper, paced on the paven ground, brushing a long swathe of mire up so that with the noise Bloom was not perfectly certain whether he had caught aright the allusion to sixtyfive guineas and John Bull.


  • Twas in these bitter nights, shivering under blanket and plaid, I thought ruefully of foreign parts, of the frequented towns I had seen elsewhere, the cleanly paven streets, swept of snow, the sea-coal fires, and the lanterns swinging over the crowded causeways, signs of friendly interest and companionship.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • In the winter the mists crowded so close about, and the snow so robbed the land of all variety, that Ladyfield house with its peats burning ceaselessly, its clean paven court, its store of books he had gathered there, was an enviable place for compactness and comfort, and he could feel as if the desirable world was in his immediate neighbourhood.

    Gilian The Dreamer His Fancy, His Love and Adventure

  • They then went very lovingly together to an inn upon the paven stones, where Moll asked very readily at the bar if Mr. Tompkins (which was the name of her uncle) was there.

    Lives of the Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences

  • After some time they left the clay road and rattled again over rough-paven streets.

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • Such negligible matters contributed not at all to the comfort or the discomfort of Robert Etheridge Townsend; and I was pricked with vague sweet longings to have done with roofs and paven places.

    The Cords of Vanity A Comedy of Shirking

  • But now the spring was come again, and, as always at this season, I was pricked with vague longings to have done with roofs and paven places.

    The Cords of Vanity A Comedy of Shirking

  • He heard the retreat of a light tread on the paven hall.

    Zuleika Dobson, or, an Oxford love story

  • Two of the guests were bicycling slowly up and down the long paven expanse, both of them smiling with pride in the new delicious form of locomotion.

    Seven Men


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