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- n. A soft, crumbly, chalky, grayish limestone.
- n. An artificial mixture or chalk, clay, and sand, from which bricks are made. The resulting bricks have a light brown or yellowish color.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of brick of a light brown or yellowish color, made of sand, clay, and chalk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Earth containing a considerable quantity of chalk in fine particles; a calcareous loam, constituting in the southeastern counties of England a soil especially suited for the growth of hops; a kind of earth suitable for making the best quality of brick without any addition.
- n. [capitalized] The name used in Germany, and frequently by geologists writing in English on the geology of that country, for the uppermost of the three divisions of the Jurassic series, all of which at an early day received English provincial names, namely Lias, Dogger, and Malm.
- n. plural Bricks made of malm earth, or of the artificial malm prepared by mixing clay with chalk.
- Composed of malm or calcareous loam: as, malm lands.
- Soft; mellow.
- Peaceable; quiet.
- To handle with sticky hands; “paw.”
- To mix (clay and chalk) for making bricks.
London; but the available supply of this has been used up, and at the present time an artificial "malm" is prepared by mixing an ordinary brick-clay with ground chalk.
A very fine chalk-clay, or "malm" as it was locally called, was formerly obtained from the alluvium in the vicinity of
She whispered in my ear that she wanted me to malm her vlookenhibber right in her sweet tookemburri.
Several sorts of malm stocks, which are superior in color and texture, are made, and are used for facing bricks and for cutting; and what are called paviors, which are dark and strong bricks, are also made.
All styrka är från jorden, ifrån Ymers kropp; de vilda vattnen äro ådrorna däri, och hennes senor äro smidda utav malm.
To the south-west is a rank clay, that requires the labour of years to render it mellow; while the gardens to the north-east, and small enclosures behind, consist of a warm, forward, crumbling mould, called black malm, which seems highly saturated with vegetable and animal manure; and these may perhaps have been the original site of the town; while the woods and coverts might extend down to the opposite bank.
To the north-west, north and east of the village, is a range of fair enclosures, consisting of what is called a white malm, a sort of rotten or rubble stone, which, when turned up to the frost and rain, moulders to pieces, and becomes manure to itself.
These roads, running through the malm lands, are, by the traffic of ages, and the fretting of water, worn down through the first stratum of our freestone, and partly through the second; so that they look more like water-courses than roads; and are bedded with naked rag for furlongs together.
I also like how you worked with the malm dressers.
A third fort is excellent, and refembles malm* fy, it being of the fame nature with that which grows in Teneriff: and another refembles Alicant wine, but is much inferior 'to it in taile, and is never drank alone, but mixed with the other forts, to which it gives a colour and ftrength to keep.
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