MEANING: noun: 1. An earthy deposit containing clay and lime.
2. Earth.
verb tr.: To fertilize with marl.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French marle, from Latin margila, diminutive of Latin marga (marl). Earliest documented use: 1280.

MEANING: noun: A yarn made of differently colored threads or a fabric made from such a yarn.

ETYMOLOGY: Of uncertain origin. Probably from shortening of marble or marbled, from Latin marmor, from Greek. marmaros (shining stone). Earliest documented use: 1892.

MBA/RL - a business degree attained via Zoom (Masters of Business Administration/Remote Learning)

DARL - a shortened term of familiar endearment

MORL - the pithily-expressed point of Esop's Fbles