The bolsters under the eyes of the rigging should always be covered with tarred parcelling, marled on.
They are then "marled" from end to end, and used in various ways, viz.
There was a marled difference in the tone of the reports brought in from the different armies.
In fitting breechings, a thimble is to be spliced into one end, the strands stuck through twice, and marled down.
"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.