marlstone

noun

marl·​stone ˈmär(-ə)l-ˌstōn How to pronounce marlstone (audio)
: a rock that consists of a mixture of clay materials and calcium carbonate and often contains kerogen

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Kuhn Schweitz built the eDumper to carry marlstone back and forth from quarries. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 20 Oct. 2022 Located on the west coast of Sicily, a blindingly white marlstone cliff marches toward the sea like a staircase, leading to an isolated beach below. Anne Olivia Bauso, Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2021 The truck is used to haul lime and marlstone, which contains clay and silt, from the sides of mountains in Switzerland. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 21 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of marlstone was in 1756

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“Marlstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marlstone. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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