Marl 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. [1913 Webster]

{Marling spike}. (Naut.) See under {Marline}. [1913 Webster]

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  • marl — Ⅰ. marl [1] ► NOUN ▪ an unconsolidated sedimentary rock or soil consisting of clay and lime, formerly used as fertilizer. ORIGIN Old French marle, from Latin marga, of Celtic origin. Ⅱ. marl [2] ► NOUN ▪ a mottled yarn or fabric …   English terms dictionary

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