- fertilized with marl.
Origin of marled
- Geology. a friable earthy deposit consisting of clay and calcium carbonate, used especially as a fertilizer for soils deficient in lime.
- Archaic. earth.
- to fertilize with marl.
Origin of marl1
- to wind (a rope) with marline, every turn being secured by a hitch.
Origin of marl2
Examples from the Web for marled
They are then "marled" from end to end, and used in various ways, viz.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
There was a marled difference in the tone of the reports brought in from the different armies.Andersonville, Volume 2
In fitting breechings, a thimble is to be spliced into one end, the strands stuck through twice, and marled down.Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy.
Bureau of Ordnance, USN
The bolsters under the eyes of the rigging should always be covered with tarred parcelling, marled on.The Seaman's Friend
Richard Henry Dana
- a fine-grained sedimentary rock consisting of clay minerals, calcite or aragonite, and silt: used as a fertilizer
- (tr) to fertilize (land) with marl
- nautical to seize (a rope) with marline, using a hitch at each turn
Word Origin and History for marled
"clayey soil used for fertilizer," late 14c., from Old French marle (Modern French marne), from Late Latin marglia, diminutive of Latin marga "marl," which is said by Pliny to be a Gaulish word, but modern Celtic cognates are considered to be borrowed from English or French. As a verb by late 14c. Medieval Latin margila is the source of Dutch mergel, German Mergel.
- A crumbly mixture of clays, calcium and magnesium carbonates, and remnants of shells that forms in both freshwater and marine environments.