Telford
Telford Tel"ford, a. [After Thomas Telford, a Scotch road engineer.] Designating, or pert. to, a road pavement having a surface of small stone rolled hard and smooth, distinguished from macadam road by its firm foundation of large stones with fragments of stone wedged tightly, in the interstices; as, telford pavement, road, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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