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marl

 (märl)
n.
A crumbly mixture of clays, calcium and magnesium carbonates, and remnants of shells that is sometimes found under desert sands and used as fertilizer for lime-deficient soils.
tr.v. marled, marl·ing, marls
To fertilize with such a mixture.

[Middle English marle, from Old French, from Medieval Latin margila, marla, diminutive of Latin marga, marl, of Celtic origin.]

marl′y adj.

marl

(mɑːl)
n
(Geological Science) a fine-grained sedimentary rock consisting of clay minerals, calcite or aragonite, and silt: used as a fertilizer
vb
(Agriculture) (tr) to fertilize (land) with marl
[C14: via Old French, from Late Latin margila, diminutive of Latin marga]
marlacious, ˈmarly adj

marl

(mɑːl)
vb
(Nautical Terms) nautical to seize (a rope) with marline, using a hitch at each turn
[C15 marlyn to bind; related to Dutch marlen to tie, Old English mārels cable]

marl1

(mɑrl)

n.
1. a friable earthy deposit consisting of clay and calcium carbonate, used esp. as a fertilizer for soils deficient in lime.
2. Archaic. earth.
v.t.
3. to fertilize with marl.
[1325–75; Middle English marle < Old French < Medieval Latin margila]
marl′y, adj.

marl2

(mɑrl)

v.t.
to wind (a rope) with marline.
[1400–50; late Middle English marlyn to ensnare; akin to Old English mārels cable. See moor2]

marl


Past participle: marled
Gerund: marling

Imperative
marl
marl
Present
I marl
you marl
he/she/it marls
we marl
you marl
they marl
Preterite
I marled
you marled
he/she/it marled
we marled
you marled
they marled
Present Continuous
I am marling
you are marling
he/she/it is marling
we are marling
you are marling
they are marling
Present Perfect
I have marled
you have marled
he/she/it has marled
we have marled
you have marled
they have marled
Past Continuous
I was marling
you were marling
he/she/it was marling
we were marling
you were marling
they were marling
Past Perfect
I had marled
you had marled
he/she/it had marled
we had marled
you had marled
they had marled
Future
I will marl
you will marl
he/she/it will marl
we will marl
you will marl
they will marl
Future Perfect
I will have marled
you will have marled
he/she/it will have marled
we will have marled
you will have marled
they will have marled
Future Continuous
I will be marling
you will be marling
he/she/it will be marling
we will be marling
you will be marling
they will be marling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been marling
you have been marling
he/she/it has been marling
we have been marling
you have been marling
they have been marling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been marling
you will have been marling
he/she/it will have been marling
we will have been marling
you will have been marling
they will have been marling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been marling
you had been marling
he/she/it had been marling
we had been marling
you had been marling
they had been marling
Conditional
I would marl
you would marl
he/she/it would marl
we would marl
you would marl
they would marl
Past Conditional
I would have marled
you would have marled
he/she/it would have marled
we would have marled
you would have marled
they would have marled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marl - a loose and crumbling earthy deposit consisting mainly of calcite or dolomitemarl - a loose and crumbling earthy deposit consisting mainly of calcite or dolomite; used as a fertilizer for soils deficient in lime
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
Translations
marnamarnare

marl

[mɑːl] Nmarga f

marl

nMergel m

marl

[mɑːl] n (Geol) → marna
References in classic literature ?
But not alone has this Leviathan left his pre-adamite traces in the stereotype plates of nature, and in limestone and marl bequeathed his ancient bust; but upon Egyptian tablets, whose antiquity seems to claim for them an almost fossiliferous character, we find the unmistakable print of his fin.
It is frequently mixed with marl, and with marine substances in a state of decomposition.
The next day the wind came from the south, and the balloon moved slowly over a vast plateau of mountains: there, were extinct craters; here, barren ravines; not a drop of water on those parched crests; piles of broken rocks; huge stony masses scattered hither and thither, and, interspersed with whitish marl, all indicated the most complete sterility.
"Indeed, these people must certainly be prompted by a most violent indignation," said the young marl, with the same impassible tone which he had preserved all along.
We here see at the bottom of the cliffs, beds containing sharks' teeth and sea-shells of extinct species, passing above into an indurated marl, and from that into the red clayey earth of the Pampas, with its calcareous concretions and the bones of terrestrial quadrupeds.
Is it marls (marbles) or cobnuts?" Maggie's heart sank a little, because Tom always said it was "no good" playing with her at those games, she played so badly.
"Marls! no; I've swopped all my marls with the little fellows, and cobnuts are no fun, you silly, only when the nuts are green.
Features: 100% polyester, breathable, quick dry, lightweight, stretch Colours: black, burgundy marl Sizes: 10/12 to 16/18 Price: 49.95 [pounds sterling]
for marl makes possible the golden slope of vintages.
Sure enough, they found an address and phone number for another Marl Carter.
According to that lake marl is homogeneous and the content of carbonates in cores varies from 80 to 92% (mainly calcite, content of dolomite 2-6%).