Jarl vs Marl - What's the difference?

jarl | marl |


As a proper noun jarl

is from the title of an earl ( jarl) variant: jarle.

As a noun 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.

As a verb marl is

to cover, as part of a rope, with marline, marking a peculiar hitch at each turn to prevent unwinding.

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jarl

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • a medieval Scandinavian nobleman, especially in Norway and Denmark
  • 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.
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