Definitions

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  • adjective of a road Not metalled.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ metalled

Examples

  • One national standard unmetalled road passes through the reserve from Agadez through Iférouane to the Algerian border.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger

  • In Afghanistan, where cover is also sparse in some areas, but many more of the roads are unmetalled, the mine is commonly used.

    The wrong kind of war

  • The lane to the farm was unmetalled and filled with ruts.

    Cal

  • He pointed instead to one of the several unmetalled side roads we had passed with 'no entry' signs on them, and asked where they led.

    Smokescreen

  • He pointed instead to one of the several unmetalled side roads we had passed with 'no entry' signs on them, and asked where they led.

    Smokescreen

  • At the end of the year 1904-1905 there were in the whole province 7486 m. of road, 1516 m. of which were metalled and 3170 unmetalled, with 2799 m. of other tracks.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • The broad, dusty, unmetalled roads are steeped in sunshine.

    From Capetown to Ladysmith An Unfinished Record of the South African War

  • Lowietje's nose; and, with an admonishing "Straight to school, do you hear, boys?" from mother, the whole band rushed out of the door, through the little flower-garden and up the broad unmetalled road, straight towards the great golden sun which was rising yonder, far behind the pollard alders, in a mighty fire of rays.

    The Path of Life

  • Communications moved slowly along unmetalled roads or up and down rivers.

    The Age of Erasmus Lectures Delivered in the Universities of Oxford and London

  • Hillock, scrub that brushed against the horse's belly, unmetalled road where the whip-like foliage of the tamarisks lashed his forehead, illimitable levels of lowland furred with bent and speckled with drowsing cattle, waste, and hillock anew, dragged themselves past, and the skewbald was labouring in the deep sand of the Indus-ford.

    Life's Handicap

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