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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 of marlstone
1830-1840
1830-40; marl1 + stone
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  • Dr Stock, of marlstone, was at once sent for, and will conduct the post-mortem examination.

    Trent's Last Case E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley
  • It is a question of the distance between marlstone and Southampton.

    The Woman in Black Edmund Clerihew Bentley
  • I returned to marlstone, and faced your friend the detective with such nerve as I had left.

    The Woman in Black Edmund Clerihew Bentley
  • Lower down in the order are the upper has, the marlstone, the lower has, and the new red sandstone.

  • There is one thin limestone band in the marlstone composed entirely of the shells of Ammonites planicostatus.

  • Dr. Stock, of marlstone, was at once sent for, and will conduct the post-mortem examination.

    The Woman in Black Edmund Clerihew Bentley
  • You will perhaps remember that we met, under unhappy circumstances, in June of last year at marlstone.

    The Woman in Black Edmund Clerihew Bentley
  • The marlstone is typically a firm, greyish limestone weathering to a rusty brown colour, and is always more or less argillaceous.

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