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Tarmac   /tˈɑrmˌæk/   Listen

A paving material of tar and broken stone; mixed in a factory and shaped during paving.  Synonym: tarmacadam.
A paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar.  Synonyms: macadam, tarmacadam.

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... library at Berkeley, a university which is so enchantingly situated, beneath such a sun, and in sight of such a bay, that I marvel that any work can be done there at all; and for the miles and miles of perfect tarmac roads fringed with burning eschscholtzias and gentle purple irises. That was in April. I found elsewhere in America no roads comparable with these. Even around Washington their condition was such that to ride in a motor- car was ...
— Roving East and Roving West • E.V. Lucas

Words linked to "Tarmac" :   paving material, macadamise, surface, coat, paving, paved surface, macadam, pavement, tarmacadam

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