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  • n. Plural form of pavior.


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  • Several sorts of malm stocks, which are superior in color and texture, are made, and are used for facing bricks and for cutting; and what are called paviors, which are dark and strong bricks, are also made.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 601, July 9, 1887

  • There is no reason why bricks cannot be made with a high-friction, high-grip surface, so any problems are down to poor specification by the designer – outside my house, the parking area is made of block paviors and when wet they give far better grip than the concrete slabs that lead up to my fromt door.

    Matthew Yglesias » Against the Brick

  • January 4th, 2009 at 10: 01 am the parking area is made of block paviors

    Matthew Yglesias » Against the Brick

  • What would I not sometimes give to exchange the Swiss sweeping-girls, plying their long brooms desolately in the mud, for the paviors 'hammers of America, which play upon the pebbles like a carillon of muffled bells?

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 29, August, 1873

  • "Here is _my_ rammer," said Francis, laughing, as he thought of those used by the paviors; and holding the mallet perpendicularly, he struck with the butt-end, first one stone, and then another, until at length the pavement was completed!

    Fanny, the Flower-Girl, or, Honesty Rewarded

  • What wonder then that the living, soldiers, artisans, such as smiths, paviors, etc., who work in unison with the pulse, should acquire habits of keeping time with the greatest correctness.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 1, January, 1864

  • The workmen soon got accustomed to these out-of-door performances, and everything proceeded with the utmost smoothness, until one exciting day when Baker chanced to be alone with two new paviors.

    The Palmy Days of Nance Oldfield

  • The sight of Massachusetts soldiers passing through the streets of Baltimore, the chief city of Maryland, aroused the resentments of a mob of road-paviors, and the first blood of the revolution was shed in this city.

    The Secession of Virginia, and the American Civil War

  • They will declare that they do not want their paviors and hodmen to talk politics; that they are as well pleased that their coachmen and cooks should not always have a newspaper in their hands; that private soldiers will fight as well, and obey better, if they are not trained to discuss the causes which have brought them into the field.

    North America

  • _Homer's Iliad_; the paviors of London streets; -- sooner or later, the entire Posterity of Adam!

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works, Vol. XIII.


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