marl

Part of speech: noun

An earthy deposit containing lime, clay, and sand.

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Usage examples "marl":

  1. It has been applied to substances in which there is no lime; as, to that red loam usually called red marl in certain parts of England. - "The Student's Elements of Geology", Sir Charles Lyell.
  2. By this time we were convinced that the whole of the mountain is not salt, but that a good deal of the upper length of it is a mixture of salt and marl or sand. - "Byeways in Palestine", James Finn.
  3. You think there's marl and phosphoric rock. - "Quick Action", Robert W. Chambers.