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pavior

[peyv-yer] /ˈpeɪv yər/
noun
1.
a person that paves; paver.
2.
a material used for paving.
Also, especially British, paviour.
Origin of pavior
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; alteration of late Middle English pavier; see pave, -ier1
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  • Why you see the pavior undertook something above his strength.

    The Confidence-Man Herman Melville
  • His stick thumping the hardwood floor like a pavior's maul, he hobbled swiftly toward the door.

    Rich Man, Poor Man

    Maximilian Foster
  • As bad luck would have it, there was trouble near, between a gentleman who had been drinking wine, and a pavior who was sober.

    The Confidence-Man Herman Melville
  • The pavior chewed tobacco, and the gentleman said it was beastly in him, and pushed him, wanting to have his place.

    The Confidence-Man Herman Melville
  • Buy a stone at the pavior's—spend your last penny upon it; then tie it round your neck and drop into the river.

    The Orange Girl

    Walter Besant
  • Had my eye pick'd out by a pavior, who was axing his way, he didn't care where.

  • She thumped like a pavior through the settling ashes at the secret thrill of it.

    A Diversity of Creatures

    Rudyard Kipling

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