marl definition

  • noun:
    • A crumbly blend of clays, calcium and magnesium carbonates, and remnants of shells that is occasionally found under wilderness sands and made use of as fertilizer for lime-deficient grounds.
    • A mixed earthy compound, comprising carbonate of lime, clay, and perhaps sand, in very variable proportions, and consequently designated as calcareous, clayey, or sandy.
    • A mixed natural substance, comprising carbonate of lime, clay, and sand, in really variable proportions, and correctly designated as calcareous, clayey, or sandy. See greensand.
    • A mixture of clay with carbonate of lime, the latter being contained in significant volume, creating a mass which will be perhaps not consolidated, but drops to pieces readily on contact with the air.
    • The dietary fiber of those peacock-feathers which have the webs long and decomposed, so the barbs stand aside, just as if raveled: useful for making artificial flies.
    • Marble.
    • A marble (plaything).
    • a loose and crumbling earthy deposit consisting primarily of calcite or dolomite; made use of as a fertilizer for grounds deficient in lime
  • verb-transitive:
    • To fertilize with such a combination.
    • To cover, included in a rope, with marline, establishing a pecular hitch at each move to prevent unwinding.
    • To overspread or manure with marl.
  • verb:
    • To cover, as an element of a rope, with marline, establishing a peculiar hitch at each and every look to prevent unwinding.
  • others:
    • To overspread or manure with marl.
    • Nautical, to wind, as a rope, with marline, spun-yarn, twine, or other tiny stuff, every change being guaranteed by a sort of hitch: a common approach to attaching strips of canvas called parceling, to stop chafing.
    • To ravel, as silk.
    • To question; marvel.
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