marl

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n marl a loose and crumbling earthy deposit consisting mainly of calcite or dolomite; used as a fertilizer for soils deficient in lime
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Marl A mixed earthy substance, consisting of carbonate of lime, clay, and sand, in very variable proportions, and accordingly designated as calcareous, clayey, or sandy. See Greensand.
    • v. t Marl (Naut) To cover, as part of a rope, with marline, marking a pecular hitch at each turn to prevent unwinding.
    • v. t Marl To overspread or manure with marl; as, to marl a field.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n marl A mixture of clay with carbonate of lime, the latter being present in considerable quantity, forming a mass which is not consolidated, but falls to pieces readily on exposure to the air. The word marl, however, is used so vaguely as to be often ambiguous; and in England some substances are thus designated in which there is no lime. Marl is a valuable fertilizing material for different kinds of soil, according to its composition. In New Jersey the mixtures of greensand with clay much used as fertilizers are commonly called marls. or greensand-marls, and many varieties thus designated contain no more than one or two per cent, of carbonate of lime. Marls and marly soils are especially well developed in the Permian and Triassic of England and on the continent. The upper division of the Keuper in England is known as the “Red Marl Series,” and in places reaches a thickness of 3,000 feet. These marls are largely quarried at various points for making bricks. See shell-marl.
    • marl To overspread or manure with marl.
    • marl Nautical, to wind, as a rope, with marline, spun-yarn, twine, or other small stuff, every turn being secured by a sort of hitch: a common method of fastening strips of canvas called parceling, to prevent chafing.
    • marl To ravel, as silk.
    • n marl The fiber of those peacock-feathers which have the webs long and decomposed, so that the barbs stand apart, as if raveled: used for making artificial flies.
    • marl To wonder; marvel.
    • n marl Marble.
    • n marl A marble (plaything).
    • marl See the quotation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Marl märl a fat earth or clay often used as manure
    • v.t Marl to cover with marl
    • v.t Marl to bind or wind round with marline
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. marle, F. marne, LL. margila, dim. of L. marga, marl. Originally a Celtic word, according to Pliny, xvii. 7: “Quod genus terræ Galli et Britanni margam, vocant.” √274
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. marlijn, marlingmarren, to bind, lijn, a rope—Fr. ligne; cf. moor and line.

Usage

In literature:

Sandy loam, light vegetable soil, or marl and peat grow them well.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
In fitting breechings, a thimble is to be spliced into one end, the strands stuck through twice, and marled down.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
Magnesia may replace lime to some extent in such marls, but the firing temperature must be higher when magnesia is present.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
De Marle was not quite ready to undertake this task.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Has Marling of Chicago been called up yet?
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
Green and red marl, shale, and shaly limestone with some veins of gypsum.
"Old Mackinaw" by W. P. Strickland
Another is the Marl, or Wallich's Stag, which is also found in Persia.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
M. Marle went into the river to bathe.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
When we reached Pienza we were already in the middle of a country without cultivation, abandoned to the marl.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
T' end of that was that Louis shot Marling through the shoulder and nearly blew his arm off.
"Labrador Days" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Thus, Puvis recommends marl, while the Roret Manual is opposed to it.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
The south window in this transept has been filled with glass (by Hardman), at the expense of Thomas Marling, Esq.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]" by H. J. L. J. Massé
It is distinguished by two long feathers in the tail, called the marling-spike.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Marl, phosphoric acid in, 211.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
Maroon and tawny yellow are the prevailing tints of the marls, red and brown the colors of the sandstones.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
The two last consist of calcareous earth united to phosphoric acid, and the Armenian bole and marl may contain iron.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
I had better go and work in the marl-pit; but Christian would do well not to come back today with his full cart to the marl-pit.
"Seed-time and Harvest" by Fritz Reuter
Limestone, gravel and marl are to be had in most other parts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
It also occurs in veins among the Serpentine rocks and marls.
"Tobacco Leaves" by W. A. Brennan
Latest figures received for iron ore, 757,372; value sea fisheries, $1,115,154; oysters sold, $2,080,625; marl dug in 1882, 1,080,000 tons.
"Alden's Handy Atlas of the World" by John B. Alden
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In poetry:

Old Kraken spied with kennelled snarl,
His Lady deemed disgraced.
He footed as on burning marl,
When out of Hall he paced.
"Archduchess Anne" by George Meredith
Time and Thought were my surveyors,
They laid their courses well,
They boiled the sea, and piled the layers
Of granite, marl and shell.
"Song Of Nature" by Henry David Thoreau
Time and Thought were my surveyors,
They laid their courses well,
They boiled the sea, and baked the layers
Or granite, marl, and shell.
"Song of Nature" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

In news:

With Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius, Brit Marling .
Marling is haunting in 'Sound of My Voice.
Brit Marling plays a spiritual guru who claims to be from the future, in the drama "Sound of My Voice".
Brit Marling is mysterious Maggie in "Sound of My Voice".
'Sound of My Voice' review: Brit Marling better 2nd time around.
Ken Scott at the Marling HomeWorks Building and Home Improvement Expo.
Ken Scott at the Marling HomeWorks Building and Home Improvement.
Photo Galleries » Marling HomeWorks Building and Home Improvement Expo.
Laura Marling performs "Sophia" live in The Current studio.
Laura Marling at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.
Laura Marling @ Troubadour, CA: September 20, 2011.
Justin Brown at Marling Homeworks in Janesville.
Photo Galleries » Marling Homeworks.
REVIEWS Laura Marling , 'A Creature I Don't Know.
The Emmys, 'Drive,' Roger Ebert, Laura Marling .
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In science:

Marle: Structure locale des vari´et´es de Jacobi, J.
Generalized Lie bialgebroids and Jacobi structures
Marle: Structure locale des vari´et´es de Jacobi, J.
Jacobi groupoids and generalized Lie bialgebroids
Marle: Symplectic Geometry and Analytical Mechanics, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1987.
Jacobi groupoids and generalized Lie bialgebroids
Marle, Structure locale des vari´et´es de Jacobi. J.
Dirac Structures and Generalized Complex Structures on $TM\times\mathds{R}^h$
This approach was also used in by da Costa and Marle in the case of the Relativistic Toda lattice.
Multiple Hamiltonian structure of Bogoyavlensky-Toda lattices
LM] Libermann, P.; Marle, C.M., Symplectic Geometry and Analytical Mechanics, Reidel, Dordrecht 1987.
Completely integrable systems: a generalization
Marle: Structure locales des varietes de Jacobi, J.
Integrability of Jacobi structures
The stability during data taking is continuously monitored using a LED system based on a single light emitting diode (LED) of the MARL 110106 type.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
Libermann P., Marle C.-M., Symplectic geometry and analytical mechanics, Mathematics and Its Applications, Vol. 35, D.
Poisson Manifolds, Lie Algebroids, Modular Classes: a Survey
Above the cliff face is a younger unit (which we did not study) with sepiolite, chert, marls, etc., forming the white relief seen above from the distance, which is part of the so -called Middle Unit or Intermediate Unit of the Miocene.
The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Testing a Novelty-Detection Algorithm on Two Mobile Exploration Systems at Rivas Vaciamadrid in Spain and at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah
Marle, Various approaches to conservative and nonconservative nonholonomic systems, Rep.
Brackets
Marle, Sympletic Geometry and Analytical Mechanics (D.
Interactions and Strings in Higher Order Anisotropic and Inhomogeneous Superspaces and Isospaces
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