Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
by Seán Beecher
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Introduction · Acknowledgements

Construct: Noun
Definition: A type of modelling plasticine (especially used by childrenin school).
Derivation: Probably Irish 'Márla' -marl, a kind of rich clay, 'Márla buí' - yellow subsoil of a plastic consistency. (Dinneen)
Also 'Márla' - clay, romance loan word. (Joynt)
Note 'Shelta', 'Mála' - a hand or to handle. (MacAlister)

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