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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
Pavement made with layers of crushed [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=granite granite] or [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=greenstone greenstone]. Macadam is usually sealed with [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=tar tar] or [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=asphalt asphalt] to produce a hard, smooth water-resistant roadway called [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=tarmac tarmac]. Macadam pavement was invented by John L. McAdam in 1815, a Scottish civil engineer.
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Pavement made with layers of crushed [[granite]] or [[greenstone]]. Macadam is usually sealed with [[tar]] or [[asphalt]] to produce a hard, smooth water-resistant roadway called [[tarmac]]. Macadam pavement was invented by John L. McAdam in 1815, a Scottish civil engineer.
  
 
== Authority ==
 
== Authority ==

Revision as of 14:37, 21 January 2014

Description

Pavement made with layers of crushed granite or greenstone. Macadam is usually sealed with tar or asphalt to produce a hard, smooth water-resistant roadway called tarmac. Macadam pavement was invented by John L. McAdam in 1815, a Scottish civil engineer.

Authority

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "macadam" Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. [Accessed 28 Sept. 2005].

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