• WordNet 3.6
    • n marline a small usually tarred line of 2 strands
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Marline (Naut) A small line composed of two strands a little twisted, used for winding around ropes and cables, to prevent their being weakened by fretting.
    • v. t Marline (Naut) To wind marline around; as, to marline a rope.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n marline Nautical, small cord used as seizing-stuff, consisting of two strands, loosely twisted.
    • marline Same as marl.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Marline mär′lin a small rope for winding round a larger one to keep it from being worn by rubbing
    • v.t Marline to bind or wind round with marline
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LG. marlien, marling, or D. marling, marlijn, fr. D. marren, to tie, prob. akin to E. moor, v., and lijn, line: cf.F. merlin,. See Moor (v.) Line
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. marlijn, marlingmarren, to bind, lijn, a rope—Fr. ligne; cf. moor and line.


In literature:

Some makers enclose a marline or other small tarred rope to strengthen the foot of the tent, and it is well to do so.
"How to Camp Out" by John M. Gould
He don't know a brace from a marlin spike.
"Ralph Granger's Fortunes" by William Perry Brown
Then a gnarled hand was stretched out and eagerly seized upon the beautiful little Marlin, which was quickly withdrawn from view.
"Canoe Mates in Canada" by St. George Rathborne
A Colt does very well in a tight place; but I certainly miss my Marlin.
"The Broncho Rider Boys with Funston at Vera Cruz" by Frank Fowler
McGuire brought with him two carpet-bags, a marlin spike and a common mortising chisel.
"Bucholz and the Detectives" by Allan Pinkerton
It's a good thing none of us happened to be in range of your old Marlin scatter-gun, that's all.
"Afloat" by Alan Douglas
I was born near what is now Marlin, Texas, Falls County.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Haul away now, Mr Marline," he added, looking up; "I think we've fixed the cow this time.
"The White Squall" by John Conroy Hutcheson
Who's to tell the gentleman if you keep a-sticking your marlin-spike in where it aren't wanted?
"Fire Island" by G. Manville Fenn
Well, no matter; the Captain shall bring his marline-spike along some day, and help you bag them.
"Captain Mugford" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

"Oh, sailors, collar your marlin spikes
And each belaying pin;
Come stir your stumps, and spike the pumps,
Or more will be coming in!"
"A Sailor's Yarn" by James Jeffrey Roche

In news:

Is A-Rod-to-Marlins talk laughable or legit.
Miami Marlins hold a fire sale, Toronto Blue.
Carlos Lee is now a Miami Marlin, but will he really make much of an impact on his new team.
But other nations just don't get the lever action—I suppose because other nations didn't have Oliver Winchester, John Browning, Arthur Savage and John Marlin.
Last year my longtime shooting partner, Johnny Walker, rounded up two new Marlin 1984 Cowboy rifles in.45 Colt.
Ryan Zimmerman missed the Washington Nationals' game against the Miami Marlins on more.
Miami Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison spends the morning of Valentine's Day 2012 at the nearly empty Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, the team's spring facility.
After going All-State and batting.486 his senior year, Logan was drafted in the 22nd round by the Marlins in 2005.
John McGivern talks to Marline McGrew from Garden Goodies.
Have marlin or swordfish ever been known to attack marine mammals, such as seals or dolphins.
Marlin James Mickle , 64, of Monett, formerly of Verona, passed away Monday, Jan 28, 2008, in Monett Health Care Center.
Marlin James Mickle , 64, of Monett, passed away Monday, Jan 28, 2008, in Monett Health Care Center.
Marlins Park Has Screwed the City and Fans.
Island property owner the proud possessor of record-breaking marlin.
Pre-Trial Posturing Continues In Marlin Lawsuit.

In science:

The data are converted in the lcio format and the offline analysis is performed using a set of dedicated processors developed in the Marlin framework .
A Sensor with Analog and Digital Pixels in 0.15 micron SOI Technology
Data is processed on-line by a LabView-based program and converted into the lcio format . Offline data analysis is based on a set of dedicated processors developed in the Marlin C++ reconstruction framework , which perform data quality and event selection, clusterisation and hit position reconstruction.
Monolithic Pixel Sensors in Deep-Submicron SOI Technology with Analog and Digital Pixels
Offline data analysis is based on a set of dedicate d processors developed in the Marlin C++ reconstruction framework .
Monolithic Pixel Sensors in Deep-Submicron SOI Technology
The data acquired by the DAQ system is sent to the control PC via the USB bus and stored in the ROOT format, and off-line converted into lcio in order to be processed through the Marlin framework (see Section 2.1).
Monolithic Pixel Sensors in Deep-Submicron SOI Technology
Within the packages the dataflow is realized in form of MARLIN processors.
CALICE Report to the Calorimeter R&D Review Panel