An unconsolidated sedimentary rock or soil consisting of clay and lime, formerly used typically as fertilizer.
- The covering of the basin floor during periods of enhanced moisture conditions allows the deposition of lacustrine sediments such as marls and clays.
- Basement rocks consist of Tortonian volcanic rocks unconformably overlain by Messinian (uppermost Miocene) marine marls, coral-reef limestones and carbonate breccias.
- The sediments include lacustrine freshwater limestones, silts, marls, occasional sands and local lignite.
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Apply marl to.
- For example, from 1710 to 1715 John Carr of Massingham ‘marled by agreement 240 acres, and was allowed 8s. an acre in return…’.
- The tenant, moreover, formerly said that he had marled the field thirty years before, but was now positive that this was done in 1809, that is twenty-eight years before the first examination of the field by my friend.
- The luxuriant growth of wheat on the marled field showed an even more striking difference.
- Example sentences
- The unit is composed of rhythmically bedded marls, horizons of laminated organic-rich black shales, rare marly limestones, clastic turbidites, and penecontemporaneous slumps.
- The entire formation is between 12 and 20 m thick, and consists of light grey, marly chalk of varying percentages.
- The genus obviously preferred environments with slightly deeper water, under quiet, marly sedimentation and a deposition of soft, muddy substrates.
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Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun[mass noun, usually as modifier]
Late 19th century: shortening of marbled.
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