marl 1 [mahrl] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun Geology. a friable earthy deposit consisting of clay and calcium carbonate, used especially as a fertilizer for soils deficient in lime. Archaic. earth. verb (used with object) to fertilize with marl.

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  • Origin of marl 1 1325–75; Middle English marle Middle Dutch Old French Medieval Latin margila, diminutive of Latin marga, said to be GaulishRelated formsmar·la·cious [mahr-ley-shuh s] /mɑrˈleɪ ʃəs/, marl·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for marly Contemporary Examples of marly

  • The comments were a shocking dose of reality for graduating senior Marly Faherty.

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  • Historical Examples of marly

  • But let us oppose to their works the group of trees on the left in Turner’s Marly.

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  • The Marly excursions were exceedingly expensive to the King.

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  • It became quite the fashion to go from Marly to his chateau.

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  • Everybody who was at Marly hastened as he was best able to Saint Cloud.

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  • Banished from Marly, he had yet the privilege of going to Meudon.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for marly marl 1 noun a fine-grained sedimentary rock consisting of clay minerals, calcite or aragonite, and silt: used as a fertilizer verb (tr) to fertilize (land) with marl Derived Formsmarlacious (mɑːˈleɪʃəs) or marly, adjectiveWord Origin for marl C14: via Old French, from Late Latin margila, diminutive of Latin marga marl 2 verb nautical to seize (a rope) with marline, using a hitch at each turn Word Origin for marl C15 marlyn to bind; related to Dutch marlen to tie, Old English mārels cable Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for marly marl n.

    “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.

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper marly in Science marl [märl] A crumbly mixture of clays, calcium and magnesium carbonates, and remnants of shells that forms in both freshwater and marine environments. The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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