asphalt concrete

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asphaltic concrete, asphalt paving, black top

A mixture of asphalt and graded aggregate widely used as paving material over a prepared base; normally placed, shaped, and compacted while hot, but can be prepared for placement without heat. Also see cold mix.

asphalt concrete

A graded mixture of aggregate, and filter with asphalt or bitumen, placed hot or cold, and rolled (ICAO). It is used in construction of operating surfaces like runways, taxiways, and aprons. Also called bitumen concrete.
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Oxymoronic images such as the flaming lake of Pearl Harbor or the black rain that fell like wet tar in Hiroshima fit with his use of opposition and contrasting points of view.
Wet tar forced the closure of the A939 road past Balmoral, where the Royal Family are gathered for their annual Deeside holiday.