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[as-fawl-tuh m or, esp. British, -fal-] /æsˈfɔl təm or, esp. British, -ˈfæl-/
Origin of asphaltum
< New Latin < Greek ásphalton asphalt Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Channel used asphaltum from the area's numerous seeps to caulk their sea-going canoes and to waterproof baskets.
  • Coat cut or scarred surfaces of trees or shrubs to be preserved with an asphaltum base paint formulated for tree surgery.
  • All other cast iron items shall be painted with or dipped in commercial quality asphaltum.

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