Marking ink, indelible ink, because used in marking linen.Marking nut(Bot.), the nut of the Semecarpus Anacardium, an East Indian tree. The shell of the nut yields a blackish resinous juice used for marking cotton cloth, and an oil prepared from it is used for rheumatism.

(Mar"kis) n. A marquis. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Mar"kis*esse) n. A marchioness. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Mark"man) n. A marksman. [Obs.] Shak.

(Marks"man) n.; pl. Marksmen [Earlier markman; mark + man.]

1. One skillful to hit a mark with a missile; one who shoots well.

2. (Law) One who makes his mark, instead of writing his name, in signing documents. Burrill.

(Marks"man*ship), n. Skill of a marksman.

(Marl) v. t. [See Marline.] (Naut.) To cover, as part of a rope, with marline, marking a pecular hitch at each turn to prevent unwinding.

Marling spike. (Naut.) See under Marline.

(Marl), n. [OF. marle, F. marne, LL. margila, dim. of L. marga marl. Originally a Celtic word, according to Pliny, xvii. 7: "Quod genus terræ Galli et Britanni margam vocant." &radic274.] A mixed earthy substance, consisting of carbonate of lime, clay, and sand, in very variable proportions, and accordingly designated as calcareous, clayey, or sandy. See Greensand.

(Marl), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Marling.] [Cf. F. marner. See Marl, n.] To overspread or manure with marl; as, to marl a field.

(Mar*la"ceous) a. Resembling marl; partaking of the qualities of marl.

(Mar"lin) n. (Zoöl.) The American great marbled godwit Applied also to the red-breasted godwit (Limosa hæmatica).

Hook-billed marlin, a curlew.

(Mar"line) n. [LG. marlien, marling, or D. marling, marlijn, fr. D. marren to tie, prob. akin to E. moor, v., and lijn line: cf.F. merlin. See Moor, v., Line.] (Naut.) A small line composed of two strands a little twisted, used for winding around ropes and cables, to prevent their being weakened by fretting.

Marline spike, Marling spike(Naut.), an iron tool tapering to a point, used to separate the strands of a rope in splicing and in marling. It has an eye in the thick end to which a lanyard is attached. See Fid. [Written also marlin spike] — Marline-spike bird. [The name alludes to the long middle tail feathers.] (Zoöl.) (a) A tropic bird. (b) A jager, or skua gull.

(Mar"line) v. t. [F. merliner.] (Naut.) To wind marline around; as, to marline a rope.

(Marl"ite) n. [Cf. F. marlite. See Marl, n.] (Min.) A variety of marl.

(Mar*lit"ic) a. Partaking of the qualites of marlite.

Marking to Marry

(Mark"ing) n. The act of one who, or that which, marks; the mark or marks made; arrangement or disposition of marks or coloring; as, the marking of a bird's plumage.

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