verb (used with object)
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Origin of marl1
OTHER WORDS FROM marlmar·la·cious [mahr-ley-shuhs], /mɑrˈleɪ ʃəs/, marly, adjective
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Definition for marl (2 of 2)
verb (used with object) Nautical.
Origin of marl2
Example sentences from the Web for marl
The term "marl" has been wrongly applied to many fire-clays.
These river-gravel and brick-earth buried bones are rather earlier than those found in the peat and marl.The Naturalist on the Thames|C. J. Cornish
More commonly we find sand and clay, or clay and marl, intermixed in the same mass.A Manual of Elementary Geology|Charles Lyell.
Overlying this are beds of marl, loam, and surface soil, comprising in all a depth of fourteen feet.The Prehistoric World|E. A. Allen
The sandstone and marl cliffs which enclose it become gradually lower as one goes downward.The Argentine Republic|Pierre Denis