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.


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Marl, n. [OF. marle, F. marne, LL. margila, dim. of L. marga marl. Originally a Celtic word, according to Pliny, xvii. 7: "Quod genus terrae Galli et Britanni margam vocant."

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.


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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.


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