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Alternative clues for the word marl
A loose and crumbling earthy deposit consisting mainly of calcite or dolomite
Used as a fertilizer for soils deficient in lime
Loose, crumbly earth
A soil fertilizer
Highly valued fertilizer
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Word definitions for marl in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ Higher slopes reveal widening seams of calcareous marl , sand and thin seams of marl, sandy-lignites and clayey-lignites. ▪ In addition, on some manors, the liberal application of marl made possible an extension of the area under...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Greensand \Green"sand`\ (-s[a^]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...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
alt. A mixed earthy substance, consisting of carbonate of lime, clay, and possibly sand, in very variable proportions, and accordingly designated as calcareous, clayey, or sandy. n. A mixed earthy substance, consisting of carbonate of lime, clay, and possibly...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"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...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. a loose and crumbling earthy deposit consisting mainly of calcite or dolomite; used as a fertilizer for soils deficient in lime
Word definitions in Wikipedia
__NOTOC__ Marl or marlstone is a calcium carbonate or lime -rich mud or mudstone which contains variable amounts of clays and silt . The dominant carbonate mineral in most marls is calcite , but other carbonate minerals such as aragonite , dolomite , and...
Usage examples of marl.
Really, it would be more interesting to lunch with the waterbound students than sitting in the cafeteria while her own lunch wilted watching that nasty boy, Marl Fidd, make threatening faces at Khiindi and make fun of Hap for talking all the time.
When he hit the water, he should have landed hard and possibly injured the parts Marl had not already broken, but instead something held him up and he drifted rather than smacked down to the surface of the pool.
As for Marl, Khiindi thought for a moment that perhaps he was a shapeshifter who was really at least partly descended from the Khleevi, the horrible buglike race that had had no purpose except to waste, destroy, and eat the rest of the universe.
Khiindi mewed weakly and tried to drag himself forward, giving Shoshisha and Marl as wide a berth as possible.
With his strength, Elviiz could have prevented Marl from causing more harm to Khiindi without damaging him so badly.
If you want to help him, you should take your special poultice up to Marl and see if you can help.
She hoped that Marl, like Thariinye, had some good buried in him somewhere.
Had Marl maybe attacked Khiindi because of the underwear incident, which Shoshisha had confided to a half dozen of her best friends?
All he had left to do was to get this ship back into space and away from the likes of Marl Fidd.
Khorii slept, he tucked himself up tightly against her, ready to defend her against Marl or anyone else.
But on the other hand, she had brought Marl Fidd with her for some reason that Khorii could not fathom.
He was explaining to us a little while ago about how the drive on this particular model of ship works, but then Marl came in and made a remark that upset Jaya.
Elviiz with her maybe, or just send him, but she was not going to be alone with Marl again.
She passed the first cargo bay at a run, half-afraid Marl would jump out and remind her of her promise.
Khorii found Marl, Sesseli, Captain Bates, and Jaya on the bridge, staring at the viewscreen.