from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stone prepared for use in paving.


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  • "I fear that I am as prosaic as a loaf of bread, and as psychically aware as a paving-stone."

    red dust

  • You may have seen our old paving-stone path, as well as evidence of the dogs' love of romping in muck, here.

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  • Weeks earlier we had torn out the paving-stone path that I had very laboriously laid there three years ago.

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  • Courfeyrac, seated on a paving-stone beside Enjolras, continued to insult the cannon, and each time that that gloomy cloud of projectiles which is called grape-shot passed overhead with its terrible sound he assailed it with a burst of irony.

    Les Miserables

  • So that the sharpshooters of the line ranged on the outlook behind their paving-stone dike and the sharpshooters of the banlieue massed at the corner of the street suddenly pointed out to each other something moving through the smoke.

    Les Miserables

  • The Thenardier woman snatched up an enormous paving-stone which lay in the angle of the window and served her daughters as an ottoman.

    Les Miserables

  • She had thrown off her shawl, but retained her bonnet; her husband, who was crouching behind her, was almost hidden under the discarded shawl, and she was shielding him with her body, as she elevated the paving-stone above her head with the gesture of a giantess on the point of hurling a rock.

    Les Miserables

  • Again he traversed the Place du Chatelet diagonally, regained the quay, and returned with automatic precision to the very point which he had abandoned a quarter of an hour previously, leaned on his elbows and found himself again in the same attitude on the same paving-stone of the parapet.

    Les Miserables

  • Another pleasure consists in suddenly prying up a paving-stone, and taking a look at the wood-lice.

    Les Miserables

  • I saw one of the latter with a black mark on its back, as if it had been struck with a paving-stone.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle


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