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[pav-uh n] /ˈpæv ən/
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Leave me go an' I'll crack his nut as easy as I would a pavin' stone.'

    Side Show Studies Francis Metcalfe
  • I hear the jinketin of their swoords and bagnets on the pavin'-stones.

    The Fairy Mythology Thomas Keightley
  • I grew up a fat squab of a boy rollin' about on the pavin'-stones of Troy.

    Money Magic Hamlin Garland
  • M.  Saint pavin politely invited me to go to—well, not here.

    Other People's Money Emile Gaboriau
  • “Don't you say any thing about what I told you,” M. Saint pavin recommended to them.

    Other People's Money Emile Gaboriau
  • "There ain't nothin' better f'r hitchin' blocks, pavin' stones an' tombstones," declared the signor.

    Good References E. J. Rath
  • Hear it's doocid dull in town, too, with the pavin' up in the Mall and all that.

  • But M. Saint pavin officiated for all; and the sole task of keeping up with him caused M. Favoral to become visibly animated.

    Other People's Money Emile Gaboriau
  • He turned around, and, within two lengths of his cane, saw M. Saint pavin and M. Costeclar.

    Other People's Money Emile Gaboriau
  • Six times out of ten, when a new enterprise is set on foot, the organizers send for Saint pavin.

    Other People's Money Emile Gaboriau

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