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General Crossword Questions for “macadam”

  • Cain or Abel on the road?
  • Round the bend a river ebbing, seeking stones on the way
  • Road material
  • (Inventor of) road surface
  • Road surface with tar

Encyclopedia

  • For the regions of imperceptible colour differences, see MacAdam ellipse. Macadam is a type of road construction pioneered by the Scotsman John Loudon McAdam in around 1820. The method simplified what had been considered state-of-the-art at that point. — “Macadam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • In the study of color vision, MacAdam ellipses refer to the region on a chromaticity diagram which contains all colors which are indistinguishable, to the average human eye, from the color at the center of the ellipse. MacAdam set up an experiment in which a trained observer viewed two. — “MacAdam ellipse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • MacAdam/Cage is a small publishing firm located in San Francisco, California. Two years after founding MacAdam/Cage, Poindexter bought MacMurray & Beck, which added "an impressive backlist" to the firm, including Susan Vreeland's Girl in Hyacinth. — “MacAdam/Cage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Presently the britchka turned into some less frequented streets, lines of wooden fencing of the kind which mark the outskirts of a town began to file by, the cobblestones came to an end, the macadam of the highroad succeeded to them, and once more there began on either side of the turnpike a procession of verst stones, road menders, and grey villages; inns with samovars and peasant women and landlords who came running out of yards with seivefuls of oats; pedestrians in worn shoes which, it might be, had covered eight hundred versts; little towns, bright with booths for the sale of flour in barrels, boots, small loaves, and other trifles; heaps of slag; much repaired bridges; expanses of field to right and to left; stout landowners; a mounted soldier bearing a green, iron-clamped box inscribed: "The –th Battery of Artillery"; long strips of freshly-tilled earth which gleamed green, yellow, and black on the face of the countryside. — “Dead souls” by Nikolai Gogol

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