Marl vs Farl - What's the difference?

marl | farl |


As nouns the difference between marl and farl

is that marl is a mixed earthy substance, consisting of carbonate of lime, clay, and possibly sand, in very variable proportions, and accordingly designated as calcareous, clayey, or sandy while farl is (obsolete) a quarter of a thin oatmeal or flour cake.

As verbs the difference between marl and farl

is that marl is to cover, as part of a rope, with marline, marking a peculiar hitch at each turn to prevent unwinding while farl is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

marl

English

(wikipedia marl)

Alternative forms

* marle

Noun

  • A mixed earthy substance, consisting of carbonate of lime, clay, and possibly sand, in very variable proportions, and accordingly designated as calcareous, clayey, or sandy.
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  • Derived terms

    * marlaceous * marler * marlite * marlpit * marlstone * marly

    See also

    * greensand

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cover, as part of a rope, with marline, marking a peculiar hitch at each turn to prevent unwinding.
  • References

    farl

    English

    Etymology 1

    Contraction of fardel.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A quarter of a thin oatmeal or flour cake.
  • Any such cake or bread, now particularly used for Irish specialities as soda farls and potato farls.
  • See also

    * soda bread * potato bread

    Etymology 2

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • * 1647', '', '''1854 , Alexander Dyce (editor), ''The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher: The Text Formed from a New Collation of the Early Editions , Volume 2, page 416,
  • Down with the mainmast ! lay her at hull !
    Farl up all her linens, and let her ride it out !
    (Webster 1913)