Abraum salts - (n.) A red ocher used to darken mahogany and for making
chloride of potassium.
Basalt - (n.) A rock of igneous origin, consisting of augite and
triclinic feldspar, with grains of magnetic or titanic iron, and also
bottle-green particles of olivine frequently disseminated.
Basalt - (n.) An imitation, in pottery, of natural basalt; a kind of
Basaltic - (a.) Pertaining to basalt; formed of, or containing, basalt;
as basaltic lava.
Basaltiform - (a.) In the form of basalt; columnar.
Basaltoid - (a.) Formed like basalt; basaltiform.
Bay salt - () Salt which has been obtained from sea water, by evaporation
in shallow pits or basins, by the heat of the sun; the large
crystalline salt of commerce.
Blacksalter - (n.) One who makes crude potash, or black salts.
Black salts - () Crude potash.
Cat-salt - (n.) A sort of salt, finely granulated, formed out of the
bittern or leach brine.
Drysalter - (n.) A dealer in salted or dried meats, pickles, sauces,
etc., and in the materials used in pickling, salting, and preserving
various kinds of food Hence drysalters usually sell a number of saline
substances and miscellaneous drugs.
Drysaltery - (n.) The articles kept by a drysalter; also, the business of
Epsom salts - () Alt. of salt
Glauber's salt - () Alt. of Glauber's salts
Glauber's salts - () Sulphate of soda, a well-known cathartic. It is a
white crystalline substance, with a cooling, slightly bitter taste, and
is commonly called "salts."
Hair-salt - (n.) A variety of native Epsom salt occurring in silky
Hydrosalt - (n.) A salt supposed to be formed by a hydracid and a base.
Hydrosalt - (n.) An acid salt.
Hydrosalt - (n.) A hydrous salt; a salt combined with water of hydration
Misalter - (v. t.) To alter wrongly; esp., to alter for the worse.
Monsel's salt - () A basic sulphate of iron; -- so named from Monsel, a
Oxysalt - (n.) A salt of an oxyacid, as a sulphate.
Persalt - (n.) A term formerly given to the salts supposed to be formed
respectively by neutralizing acids with certain peroxides.
Protosalt - (n.) A salt derived from a protoxide base.
Psalter - (n.) The Book of Psalms; -- often applied to a book containing
the Psalms separately printed.
Psalter - (n.) Specifically, the Book of Psalms as printed in the Book of
Common Prayer; among the Roman Catholics, the part of the Breviary
which contains the Psalms arranged for each day of the week.
Psalter - (n.) A rosary, consisting of a hundred and fifty beads,
corresponding to the number of the psalms.
Psalterial - (a.) Of or pertaining to the psalterium.
Psalteria - (pl. ) of Psalterium
Psalterium - (n.) The third stomach of ruminants. See Manyplies.
Psalterium - (n.) The lyra of the brain.
Psalteries - (pl. ) of Psaltery
Psaltery - (n.) A stringed instrument of music used by the Hebrews, the
form of which is not known.
Salted - (imp. & p. p.) of Salt
Salting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Salt
Saltant - (v.) Leaping; jumping; dancing.
Saltant - (v.) In a leaping position; springing forward; -- applied
especially to the squirrel, weasel, and rat, also to the cat,
greyhound, monkey, etc.
Saltarella - (n.) See Saltarello.
Saltarello - (n.) A popular Italian dance in quick 3-4 or 6-8 time,
running mostly in triplets, but with a hop step at the beginning of
each measure. See Tarantella.
Saltate - (v. i.) To leap or dance.
Saltation - (n.) A leaping or jumping.
Saltation - (n.) Beating or palpitation; as, the saltation of the great
Saltation - (n.) An abrupt and marked variation in the condition or
appearance of a species; a sudden modification which may give rise to
Saltatoria - (n. pl.) A division of Orthoptera including grasshoppers,
locusts, and crickets.
Saltatorial - (a.) Relating to leaping; saltatory; as, saltatorial
Saltatorial - (a.) Same as Saltatorious.
Saltatorial - (a.) Of or pertaining to the Saltatoria.
Saltatorious - (a.) Capable of leaping; formed for leaping; saltatory;
as, a saltatorious insect or leg.
Saltatory - (a.) Leaping or dancing; having the power of, or used in,
leaping or dancing.
Saltbush - (n.) An Australian plant (Atriplex nummularia) of the
Saltcat - (n.) A mixture of salt, coarse meal, lime, etc., attractive to
Saltcellar - (n.) Formerly a large vessel, now a small vessel of glass or
other material, used for holding salt on the table.
Salter - (n.) One who makes, sells, or applies salt; one who salts meat
Saltern - (n.) A building or place where salt is made by boiling or by
evaporation; salt works.
Saltfoot - (n.) A large saltcellar formerly placed near the center of the
table. The superior guests were seated above the saltfoot.
Salt-green - (a.) Sea-green in color.
Saltle - (n.) The European dab.
Saltier - (n.) See Saltire.
Saltigradae - (n. pl.) A tribe of spiders including those which lie in
wait and leap upon their prey; the leaping spiders.
Saltigrade - (a.) Having feet or legs formed for leaping.
Saltigrade - (n.) One of the Saltigradae, a tribe of spiders which leap
to seize their prey.
Saltimbanco - (n.) A mountebank; a quack.
Salting - (n.) The act of sprinkling, impregnating, or furnishing, with
Salting - (n.) A salt marsh.
Saltire - (v.) A St. Andrew's cross, or cross in the form of an X, -- one
of the honorable ordinaries.
Saltirewise - (adv.) In the manner of a saltire; -- said especially of
the blazoning of a shield divided by two lines drawn in the direction
of a bend and a bend sinister, and crossing at the center.
Saltish - (a.) Somewhat salt.
Saltless - (a.) Destitute of salt; insipid.
Saltly - (adv.) With taste of salt; in a salt manner.
Saltmouth - (n.) A wide-mouthed bottle with glass stopper for holding
chemicals, especially crystallized salts.
Saltness - (n.) The quality or state of being salt, or state of being
salt, or impregnated with salt; salt taste; as, the saltness of sea
Saltpeter - (n.) Alt. of Saltpetre
Saltpetre - (n.) Potassium nitrate; niter; a white crystalline substance,
KNO3, having a cooling saline taste, obtained by leaching from certain
soils in which it is produced by the process of nitrification (see
Nitrification, 2). It is a strong oxidizer, is the chief constituent of
gunpowder, and is also used as an antiseptic in curing meat, and in
medicine as a diuretic, diaphoretic, and refrigerant.
Saltpetrous - (a.) Pertaining to saltpeter, or partaking of its
qualities; impregnated with saltpeter.
Salt rheum - () A popular name, esp. in the United States, for various
cutaneous eruptions, particularly for those of eczema. See Eczema.
Saltwort - (n.) A name given to several plants which grow on the
seashore, as the Batis maritima, and the glasswort. See Glasswort.
Salty - (a.) Somewhat salt; saltish.
Sea salt - () Common salt, obtained from sea water by evaporation.
Sesquisalt - (n.) A salt derived from a sesquioxide base, or made up on
the proportions of a sesqui compound.
Subsalt - (n.) A basic salt. See the Note under Salt.
Sulphosalt - (n.) A salt of a sulphacid.
Supersalt - (n.) An acid salt. See Acid salt (a), under Salt, n.