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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Stuart’s Daily Word Spot: Macadam

Macadam country road Shari Weinsheimer (1 Octo...Image via Wikipedia
Macadam: adjective - from John Loudon McAdam (1756–1836), a British surveyor; of the kind of roadway laid down by McAdam; macadamized (tarmacadam) noun - material of which a macadamized road is formed.

‘Black and twisting, the macadam road snaked across the landscape, forming a barrier between the two sorts of ground it divided, with the uncultivated wilderness to the east and the tamed farmland to the west.’
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