from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the sea; saline; bitter.


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  • An alliance between the shipbuilder and granite will fail because the stone can't support the laborer's marinal desires, but that between the granite and the counter maker will flourish since the granite will comply with her desire to shape it into a durable and aesthetically pleasing support for kitchen appliances.

    In the Middle 2009

  • "So it is not a question of the industry only seeking exemption fo marinal shafts: rather, the industry needs the full-blown lifting of the Sunday ban, together with an agreement to work on at least some public holidays, to promote the total flexibility demanded by our complex circumstances.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1995


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