Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pit where marl is dug.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Apit where marl is dug.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun dated A pit where marl has been dug.

Etymologies

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marl +‎ pit

Examples

  • After I had left the meadows, I crossed the corn-fields in the way to our house, and passed close by a deep marlpit.

    Children's Literature A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes

  • 'It was well earned,' said Puck, throwing some leaves into the still water of the marlpit.

    Puck of Pook's Hill

  • This is sadder and darker than the Volaterrae end because of an old marlpit full of black water, where weepy, hairy moss hangs round the stumps of the willows and alders.

    Puck of Pook's Hill

  • This is sadder and darker than the ‘Volaterrae’ end because of an old marlpit full of black water, where weepy, hairy moss hangs round the stumps of the willows and alders.

    Puck of Pook’s Hill

  • ‘It was well earned,’ said Puck, throwing some leaves into the still water of the marlpit.

    Puck of Pook’s Hill

  • Leaving Banner's marlpit to the left, we proceed up a narrow lane crossing the old Bromsgrove road, and up to the turnpike at the five ways in the road to Hales Owen.

    An History of Birmingham (1783)

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