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macadam

a road surface made of compressed layers of small broken stones, esp one that is bound together with tar or asphalt

macadam

[mə′kad·əm]
(civil engineering)
Uniformly graded stones consolidated by rolling to form a road surface; may be bound with water or cement, or coated with tar or bitumen.

macadam, tarmac, tarmacadam

1. A paving for roads or other surfaces, formed by grading and compacting layers of crushed stone or gravel; then the top layer(s) are usually bound by asphaltic material, acting to stabilize the stone, provide a smoother surface, and seal against water penetration.
2. The crushed stone used in a macadamized surface.
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Macadam, who has served as a director since 2009, will continue in the same role until the company's 2014 annual meeting of stockholders.
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A macadam surfaced footway without trees in The Avenue would offer a wider usable width for pedestrians, would not be damaged by tree roots and would be more aesthetically acceptable than a grass verge which has suffered regular overriding.
Macadam also said that with mall vacancies hovering at 15 to 30 per cent in the second quarter of this year, major malls in the city are eager to fill the remaining space, giving shops the edge when it comes to negotiating rents.
MacAdam added, "The executor, in carrying out the intentions of the testator, would necessarily have to violate the Human Rights Act.
I stop sometimes to greet him and very soon we talk about books and music," she told Macadam.
Kate MacAdam attained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from the University of New Brunswick in 2000 and majored in Athletic Therapy.