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Mark Twain pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, U.S. author and humorist (b.1835--d.1910).
markup the amount or percentage that a seller adds to the cost price of goods to determine their selling price. [2 definitions]
mark up to raise the price of.
marl a crumbly earthy deposit composed mostly of clay and calcium carbonate, used to improve acidic soils. [2 definitions]
marlin any of several large ocean game fish that have a long, pointed snout.
marline a light cord made of two loosely twisted fiber strands, sometimes wound around heavier rope to prevent fraying.
marlinespike a pointed iron tool that is used to separate strands of rope.
marmalade a jam that contains bits of fruit and rind, esp. of oranges.
marmalade tree a tropical American evergreen tree that bears a plumlike edible fruit.
marmite a large ceramic or metal pot, often with legs, and used for making soup.
marmoreal of or resembling marble.
marmoset any of various small, tropical American monkeys that have a squirrel-like body, soft fur, and a long, furry tail.
marmot any of several thick-bodied burrowing rodents that have coarse fur and short legs and ears, such as the woodchuck.
maroon1 of or pertaining to a dark brownish red color.
maroon2 to put and leave (someone) ashore on an island or remote coast. [3 definitions]
marplot one who ruins a plan or project by meddlesome, officious interference.
marque1 see "letter of marque."
marque2 an identifying emblem or nameplate, commonly attached by a manufacturer to automobiles. [2 definitions]
marquee a canopy or rooflike covering that extends outward from the entrance to a building, and, in the case of a theater, having a sign that displays the title of the current play or film and sometimes the names of its actors. [2 definitions]
marquess a British nobleman with rank under a duke and above an earl. A marquess is the equivalent of a French marquis.
marquetry inlaid work, as of different colored woods or ivory.