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  • n. A person who lays paving slabs.
  • n. A machine that is used to tamp down paving slabs.
  • n. A brick or slab used for paving.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See pavior{2}.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a machine for laying pavement


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  • Before the machine, manual labor. I observed paviours laying cobblestones in a little town near Heidelberg, Germany in 1981.

    September 20, 2009

  • "When Tadlow walks the streets, the paviours cry,

    'God bless you, Sir!' and lay their rammers by."

    Abel Evans (1697-1737) - Epigram. On Dr. Tadlow

    September 20, 2009