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marl


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Marl  \Marl\,  v.  t.  [See  {Marline}.]  (Naut.) 
  To  cover,  as  part  of  a  rope,  with  marline,  marking  a  pecular 
  hitch  at  each  turn  to  prevent  unwinding. 
 
  {Marling  spike}.  (Naut.)  See  under  {Marline}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Marl  \Marl\,  n.  [OF.  marle,  F.  marne,  LL  margila  dim.  of  L. 
  marga  marl.  Originally  a  Celtic  word  according  to  Pliny, 
  xvii.  7:  ``Quod  genus  terr[ae]  Galli  et  Britanni  margam 
  vocant.''  [root]274.] 
  A  mixed  earthy  substance,  consisting  of  carbonate  of  lime, 
  clay,  and  sand,  in  very  varivble  proportions,  and  accordingly 
  designated  as  calcareous,  clayey,  or  sandy.  See  {Greensand}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Marl  \Marl\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Marled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Marling}.]  [Cf.  F.  marner.  See  {Marl},  n.] 
  To  overspread  or  manure  with  marl;  as  to  marl  a  field. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Greensand  \Green"sand`\  (-s?nd`),  n.  (Geol.) 
  A  variety  of  sandstone,  usually  imperfectly  consolidated, 
  consisting  largely  of  glauconite,  a  silicate  of  iron  and 
  potash  of  a  green  color,  mixed  with  sand  and  a  trace  of 
  phosphate  of  lime. 
 
  Note:  [hand]Greensand  is  often  called  {marl},  because  it  is  a 
  useful  fertilizer.  The  greensand  beds  of  the  American 
  Cretaceous  belong  mostly  to  the  Upper  Cretaceous. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  marl 
  n  :  a  loose  and  crumbling  earthy  deposit  consisting  mainly  of 
  calcite  or  dolomite;  used  as  a  fertilizer 




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