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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MARL

The Marl was darting about madly, seeking, seeking a thing like itself.

I believed the other Marl—no, the Pat—because I wanted to believe.

Was I the only Marl who metamorphosed into this state of rational entity?

The Marl's whole existence was that of sickness—of loneliness, which is fear.

The other Marl perceived me, darted frantically toward me, then slowed.

This cement is made of limestone and clay, or marl, chalk, and slag.

There should be no confusion of a lime marl with the so-called "green sand" marl.

She offered, however, the watch, and the countenance of Mr. Marl lost its gloom.

If your halliards are belayed to cleats, marl them to the cleat.

England is not a country of granite and marble, but of chalk, marl, and clay.

WORD ORIGIN

"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 from English or French. As a verb by late 14c. Medieval Latin margila is the source of Dutch mergel, German Mergel.

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