Pavement teeth
Pavement Pave"ment, n. [F., fr. LL. pavamentum, L. pavimentum. See {Pave}.] That with which anythingis paved; a floor or covering of solid material, laid so as to make a hard and convenient surface for travel; a paved road or sidewalk; a decorative interior floor of tiles or colored bricks. [1913 Webster]

The riches of heaven's pavement, trodden gold. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Pavement teeth} (Zo["o]l.), flattened teeth which in certain fishes, as the skates and cestracionts, are arranged side by side, like tiles in a pavement. [1913 Webster]


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