Now, as our Lexus LSA sped down a river of asphalt and artificial daylight.
I saw his legs buckle and his entire body flinch as he fought the impulse to flatten himself against the asphalt.
Instead of laying down concrete and asphalt on the ground, the Brusaws hit upon the idea of using pavers.
The white blooms dotted the asphalt and swirled in the breeze under the orange glow of the street lamps.
Within minutes they were back on the asphalt and headed for a long night.
Enclosed within these lines, the site of the massive old keep is shown by two circular strings of stones on the asphalt.
A mixture of sand and asphalt will creep on slopes of 1½ to 1, but asphalt concrete will not.
He raised himself to peer across at the windows where the blithe figures danced, tiny mnads of the gutter, Bacch of the asphalt.
The asphalt should be heated in a kettle to a temperature not exceeding 450° F.
This is melted in an iron pan over a fire hot enough to melt the asphalt perfectly.
early 14c., "hard, resinous mineral pitch found originally in Biblical lands," from Late Latin asphaltum, from Greek asphaltos "asphalt, bitumen," probably from a non-Greek source, possibly Semitic [Klein, citing Lewy, 1895]. Another theory holds it to be from Greek a- "not" + *sphaltos "able to be thrown down," taken as verbal adjective of sphallein "to throw down," in reference to a use of the material in building.
Meaning "paving composition" dates from 1847 and its popular use in this sense established the modern form of the English word, mostly displacing asphaltum, asphaltos. As a verb meaning "to cover with asphalt," from 1872.