Whatever lay within the second compartment was not visible, for a cover lay over it and appeared to be sealed in place by asphaltum.
"The Beasts of Tarzan" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
And I have left the bones of my transient carcasses in pond bottoms, and glacial gravels, and asphaltum lakes.
"The Jacket (The Star-Rover)" by Jack London
Its bottom was formed of asphaltum.
"Foul Play" by Charles Reade
For some distance round the column is laid the asphaltum pavement.
"Travellers' Tales" by Eliza Lee Follen
A deep asphaltum has overpowered lightness and delicacy, and has itself become obscure.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843" by Various
A good plan is to paint the inside of the box with asphaltum paint.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Instead of the Jordan, I was immersed in the Dead Sea, and the asphaltum cleaves to me.
"Vashti" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
This color is due to the asphaltum with which the cloths wrapped around the mummies was impregnated.
"The Galaxy, April, 1877" by Various
Cements such as marine glue are solutions of shellac, india-rubber or asphaltum in benzene or naphtha.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
The rock is of a tawny hue, and there is a queer odor of asphaltum.
"Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu" by Constance Fenimore Woolson