Definition of Maltha

1. Noun. A thick black tar intermediate between petroleum and asphalt.

Exact synonyms: Mineral Tar
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Maltha

1. n. A variety of bitumen, viscid and tenacious, like pitch, unctuous to the touch, and exhaling a bituminous odor.

Definition of Maltha

1. Noun. thick mineral pitch ¹

2. Noun. mineral tar ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Maltha

1. a natural tar [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maltha

maltase
maltases
malted
malted milk
malted milks
malteds
maltene
maltenes
malter
malteries
malternative
malternatives
malters
maltery
maltese
maltha (current term)
malthas
maltheism
malthouse
malthouses
maltier
maltiest
maltine
maltiness
maltinesses
malting
maltings
maltitol
maltless
maltman

Literary usage of Maltha

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1. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1857)
"maltha. maltha" is a cement prepared from fresh lime; lumps of which are ... Before applying the maltha, the substance upon which it is used must be well ..."

2. Special Report by Geological Survey of Alabama, Columbia University, School of Dental and Oral Surgery (1895)
"This maltha or semi-liquid asphaltum has run out from the rocks that crop ... The maltha or asphaltum rock or oil sand of this outcropping is about three ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"In a few localities in this region the maltha is mixed with sand, the mixture forming ... At Enniskillen the maltha forms what are known as " gum beds. ..."

4. Report on the Valley Regions of Alabama: (Paleozoic Strata) by Henry McCalley (1896)
"This maltha or semi-liquid asphaltum has run out from the rocks that crop ... The maltha or asphaltum rock or oil sand of this outcropping is about three ..."

5. Engineering Geology: By Heinrich Ries and Thomas L. Watson by Heinrich Ries, Thomas Leonard Watson (1914)
"maltha. — Under this term are included viscous, liquid, natural bitumens, ... maltha is not known to occur in large deposits in the United States, ..."

6. Handbook on Petroleum for Inspectors Under the Petroleum Acts and for Those by J. H. Thomson, Boverton Redwood (1906)
"maltha. Biblical references. under the name of naphtha, a name which is still employed in Russia to designate crude petroleum, though elsewhere it is ..."

7. Elements of Mineralogy by Richard Kirwan (1810)
"100 parts of it contain 73,53 of carbon, 23,16 of a mixture of asphalt and maltha, in which the former appears to predominate, and 3,22 of ashes. ..."

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