- noting a form of road pavement composed of compacted and rolled stones of various sizes.
Origin of telford
1895–1900; after Thomas Telford (1757–1834), Scottish engineer
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Examples from the Web for telford
In exceptional cases, the Telford type of foundation might be employed.American Rural Highways
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It carried the Holyhead high-road across the strait, and was built by Telford.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
By some subtle intuition Telford knew that this was Min Palmer.
Telford was not without his own misgivings as he drove into the Palmer yard.
Telford was vainly seeking to nip Galletly's gossip in the bud.
- a town in W central England, in Telford and Wrekin unitary authority, Shropshire: designated a new town in 1963. Pop: 138 241 (2001)
- Thomas. 1757–1834, Scottish civil engineer, known esp for his roads and such bridges as the Menai suspension bridge (1825)
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