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marlstone

[mahrl-stohn] /ˈmɑrlˌstoʊn/
noun
1.
an indurated marl.
Also called marlite
[mahr-lahyt] /ˈmɑr laɪt/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; marl1 + stone
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Examples from the web for marlstone
  • Fragmented shells of freshwater molluscs and an ostracod occur within a marlstone bed.
  • The lower member includes thin partings of gray siltstone, many partings of brown marlstone and gray limestone.
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marlite

/ˈmɑːlaɪt/
noun
1.
a type of marl that contains clay and calcium carbonate and is resistant to the decomposing action of air
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