Recent Examples of bitumen from the Web
TransCanada Corp wants to ship thick bitumen oil from its tar sands in Alberta, British Columbia, to Houston on the Gulf of Mexico, cutting through six US states and the Tanderups’ small farm.
Ancient people in California, Mexico and the Middle East have been using bitumen for up to 70,000 years.
Shopkeepers resort to buying sacks of bitumen and filling in the potholes outside their premises themselves.
The industry uses gas to loosen the hard bitumen rock, as well as to heat water used in the process.
But the presence of bitumen is unusual and the most likely reason is to slow the decay of the teeth.
Yarrabah, which is wedged between mountainous rain forest and the Coral Sea, first got electricity in the 1960s, followed by its first bitumen road, residents say.
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Origin and Etymology of bitumen
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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