paviour

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Noun[edit]

paviour (plural paviours)

  1. Alternative form of pavior.
    • 2002, Michel Faber, The Crimson Petal and the White, Canongate Books (2010), page 238:
      The ground beneath her feet is extraordinarily smooth, as near as cobble-stones can get to parquetry; she imagines an army of paviours patiently completing it like a jigsaw puzzle while the placid citizens look on.