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Macadam   /məkˈædəm/   Listen
Macadam

noun
1.
Broken stone used in macadamized roadways.
2.
A paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar.  Synonyms: tarmac, tarmacadam.



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"Macadam" Quotes from Famous Books



... surprising: without being freed from its organic refuse it is used to fill up hollows in building-ground, and even for the repair of roads. A few weeks ago I passed along a road which was being treated according to the iniquity of Macadam. Over the broken stones had been shot, to consolidate them, a complex of ashes, cabbage-leaves, egg and periwinkle shells, straw, potato-parings, a dead kitten (over which a few carrion-flies were hovering), and other ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 303 - October 22, 1881 • Various

... the requisites of a real city. Its streets are well paved with macadam, and it even possesses garbage wagons. Indeed, in some respects it has carried "progress" too far, as in the case of the winking electric sign of Broadway proportions advertising a camiseria—a local "shirtery," before which fascinated ...
— Tramping Through Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras - Being the Random Notes of an Incurable Vagabond • Harry A. Franck

... placed him in the back seat, and spread a duster for him. They turned through a pillared gateway, Renaissance style, passed a gardener's lodge, with hothouses flashing in the reclining sun, and fled noiselessly along the macadam road that twined through a formal grove. All at once they were before the house, red brick and marble, with wide-flung porte-cochere and verandas, beyond which could be seen immaculate lawns, and in the middle distances the ...
— Murder in Any Degree • Owen Johnson

... stocks of Cambria's rocks uneasily are lowing, With redder blaze of wild amaze their eyes around them throwing; And the unkempt stot of Galloway, and the Kyloe of the Mearns, Whose hoof, that crush'd the heather tuft, the mild MACADAM spurns. ...
— Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign • John Ashton



Words linked to "Macadam" :   pavement, paving material, paved surface, paving



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