Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Pavement composed of blocks of wood: first used in London in 1839.

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Examples

  • The application of human ideals to the Almighty places Him on a level with Kipling's "wise wood-pavement gods" or the Teutonic conception of

    Pan-Islam

  • The wood-pavement stood out clearly against the black ground, and above loomed the pale cloud-covered heaven, where here and there stars gleamed.

    Sanine

  • I was going to get this berth; and sometimes I should be able to smell the wood-pavement on the old boy's errands; perhaps he would insist on skimming over it in his bath-chair, with me behind.

    Raffles: Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman

  • It was now past mid-day, and the tarry wood-pavement was good to smell as I strode up the Earl's Court Road.

    Raffles: Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman

  • I was going to get this berth; and sometimes I should be able to smell the wood-pavement on the old boy's errands; perhaps he would insist on skimming over it in his bath-chair, with me behind.

    Raffles, Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman

  • It was now past mid-day, and the tarry wood-pavement was good to smell as I strode up the Earl's

    Raffles, Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman

  • It followed that, carrying insufficiency of ballast, the great red-painted vehicle lumbered, and jerked, and swayed uneasily; while the lighter traffic swept past it in a glittering stream, the dominant note of which was black as against the dirty drab of the recently watered wood-pavement.

    The Far Horizon

  • History, of people and of princes, finance, literature, the arts of every kind, were the phantoms that started up from the stones and the blocks of the wood-pavement and followed or fled before us at every step.

    London Films

  • The 'chumpine' being still alive within him, in the excitement of the moment he leaped the hand-gate leading out of the shrubberies into the park; the noise the horse made in taking off resembling the trampling on wood-pavement.

    Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour

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