bituminous sand or sandstone from which asphalt can be obtained.
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- tar boy,
- tar heel,
- tar heel state,
- tar pit,
- tar river,
- tar syndrome,
- tara vine,
- tarabulus el gharb
Origin of tar sand
First recorded in 1895–1900
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a sandstone in which hydrocarbons have been trapped; the lighter compounds evaporate, leaving a residue of asphalt in the rock pores
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