from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as asphalt.


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  • There are, it is true, hot springs, quantities of bitumen, sulphur, and asphaltos; but these of themselves are not sufficient to attest the previous existence of a volcano.

    Palestine or the Holy Land From the Earliest Period to the Present Time

  • I need not remark that our ideas of magnificence and splendour are merely comparative; yet you may be prompted to smile when I tell you that, in walking through this avenue, I, for a moment, conceived myself transported to the hall "pendent with many a row of starry lamps and blazing crescents fed by naphtha and asphaltos."

    Arthur Mervyn Or, Memoirs of the Year 1793

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