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marlstone

[mahrl-stohn]
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noun
  1. an indurated marl.

Origin of marlstone

First recorded in 1830–40; marl1 + stone
Also called marl·ite [mahr-lahyt] /ˈmɑr laɪt/.
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Examples from the Web for marlstone

Historical Examples

  • It is a question of the distance between Marlstone and Southampton.

    The Woman in Black

    Edmund Clerihew Bentley

  • Dr Stock, of Marlstone, was at once sent for, and will conduct the post-mortem examination.

    Trent's Last Case

    E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley

  • There is one thin limestone band in the Marlstone composed entirely of the shells of Ammonites planicostatus.

  • Lower down in the order are the upper has, the marlstone, the lower has, and the new red sandstone.

  • Dr. Stock, of Marlstone, was at once sent for, and will conduct the post-mortem examination.

    The Woman in Black

    Edmund Clerihew Bentley


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