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Geology. a friable earthy deposit consisting of clay and calcium carbonate, used especially as a fertilizer for soils deficient in lime.
verb (used with object)
to fertilize with marl.
verb (used with object), Nautical.
to wind (a rope) with marline, every turn being secured by a hitch.
a fine-grained sedimentary rock consisting of clay minerals, calcite or aragonite, and silt: used as a fertilizer
(transitive) to fertilize (land) with marl
(nautical) to seize (a rope) with marline, using a hitch at each turn
“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.
A crumbly mixture of clays, calcium and magnesium carbonates, and remnants of shells that forms in both freshwater and marine environments.
[mahr-leen, -ley-nuh] /mɑrˈlin, -ˈleɪ nə/ noun 1. a female given name.
[mahr-lin] /ˈmɑr lɪn/ noun, plural (especially collectively) marlin (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) marlins. 1. any large, saltwater game fish of the genera Makaira and Tetrapterus, having the upper jaw elongated into a spearlike structure. [mahr-lin] /ˈmɑr lɪn/ noun 1. . [mahr-lin] /ˈmɑr lɪn/ noun 1. a male given name. [mahr-lin] […]
[mahr-lin] /ˈmɑr lɪn/ noun, Nautical. 1. small stuff of two-fiber strands, sometimes tarred, laid up left-handed. /ˈmɑːlɪn/ noun 1. (nautical) a light rope, usually tarred, made of two strands laid left-handed
[mahr-lin-spahyk] /ˈmɑr lɪnˌspaɪk/ noun, Nautical. 1. a pointed iron implement used in separating the strands of rope in splicing, marling, etc. /ˈmɑːlɪnˌspaɪk/ noun 1. (nautical) a pointed metal tool used as a fid, spike, and for various other purposes