Webster 1913 Edition
margila, dim. of L.
margamarl. Originally a Celtic word, according to Pliny, xvii. 7: “Quod genus terrae Galli et Britanni
A mixed earthy substance, consisting of carbonate of lime, clay, and sand, in very variable proportions, and accordingly designated as calcareous, clayey, or sandy. See
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To overspread or manure with marl;
Webster 1828 Edition
Marl is composed of carbonate of lime and clay in various proportions.
1.To fasten with marline.