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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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  • He was just over six feet high, with the shoulders of a paviour and the heart and lung capacity of a diver.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • He was surnamed the “paviour,” and, when off duty, generally so addressed.

    Rattlin the Reefer Edward Howard
  • As he adopted the phrase with a parental fondness, the father was called the “paviour.”

    Rattlin the Reefer Edward Howard
  • But it is obvious that the paviour in a field hops the clod; that the clodhopper in a street paces the pavé.

  • Chihun thumped Moti Guj's bald head as a paviour thumps a kerbstone.

    Life's Handicap Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for paviour

paviour

/ˈpeɪvjə/
noun
1.
a person who lays paving
2.
a machine for ramming down paving
3.
material used for paving
Word Origin
C15: from paver, from pave
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