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    Definition:
    salt - () Sulphate of magnesia having cathartic qualities; -- originally prepared by boiling down the mineral waters at Epsom, England, -- whence the name; afterwards prepared from sea water; but now from certain minerals, as from siliceous hydrate of magnesia.
    Salt - (n.) The chloride of sodium, a substance used for seasoning food, for the preservation of meat, etc. It is found native in the earth, and is also produced, by evaporation and crystallization, from sea water and other water impregnated with saline particles.
    Salt - (n.) Hence, flavor; taste; savor; smack; seasoning.
    Salt - (n.) Hence, also, piquancy; wit; sense; as, Attic salt.
    Salt - (n.) A dish for salt at table; a saltcellar.
    Salt - (n.) A sailor; -- usually qualified by old.
    Salt - (n.) The neutral compound formed by the union of an acid and a base; thus, sulphuric acid and iron form the salt sulphate of iron or green vitriol.
    Salt - (n.) Fig.: That which preserves from corruption or error; that which purifies; a corrective; an antiseptic; also, an allowance or deduction; as, his statements must be taken with a grain of salt.
    Salt - (n.) Any mineral salt used as an aperient or cathartic, especially Epsom salts, Rochelle salt, or Glauber's salt.
    Salt - (n.) Marshes flooded by the tide.
    Salt - (n.) Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water.
    Salt - (n.) Overflowed with, or growing in, salt water; as, a salt marsh; salt grass.
    Salt - (n.) Fig.: Bitter; sharp; pungent.
    Salt - (n.) Fig.: Salacious; lecherous; lustful.
    Salt - (v. t.) To sprinkle, impregnate, or season with salt; to preserve with salt or in brine; to supply with salt; as, to salt fish, beef, or pork; to salt cattle.
    Salt - (v. t.) To fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a ship, for the preservation of the timber.
    Salt - (v. i.) To deposit salt as a saline solution; as, the brine begins to salt.
    Salt - (n.) The act of leaping or jumping; a leap.
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    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 black porcelain.
    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 a drysalter.
    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 fibers.
    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 or crystallization.
    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 Frenchman.
    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 artery.
    Saltation - (n.) An abrupt and marked variation in the condition or appearance of a species; a sudden modification which may give rise to new races.
    Saltatoria - (n. pl.) A division of Orthoptera including grasshoppers, locusts, and crickets.
    Saltatorial - (a.) Relating to leaping; saltatory; as, saltatorial exercises.
    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 Goosefoot family.
    Saltcat - (n.) A mixture of salt, coarse meal, lime, etc., attractive to pigeons.
    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 or fish.
    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 salt.
    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 water.
    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.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Salt - abbr. Strategic arms limitation talks (or treaty).
    Salt - n. 1 (also common salt) sodium chloride, esp. Mined or evaporated from sea water, and used for seasoning or preserving food. 2 chemical compound formed from the reaction of an acid with a base. 3 piquancy; wit. 4 (in sing. Or pl.) A substance resembling salt in taste, form, etc. (bath salts). B (esp. In pl.) Substance used as a laxative. 5 (also old salt) experienced sailor. 6 = *salt-cellar. adj. Containing, tasting of, or preserved with salt. v. 1 cure, preserve, or season with salt or brine. 2 sprinkle (a road etc.) With salt. salt away (or down) slang put (money etc.) By. The salt of the earth most admirable or honest person or people (matt. 5:13). Take with a pinch (or grain) of salt regard sceptically. Worth one's salt efficient, capable. [old english]
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    Basalt - n. A dark volcanic rock. basaltic adj. [latin basaltes from greek]
    Bath salts - n.pl. Soluble powder or crystals for scenting or softening bath-water.
    Epsom salts - n. Magnesium sulphate used as a purgative etc. [epsom in s. England]
    Pepper-and-salt - adj. With small patches of dark and light colour intermingled.
    Psalter - n. 1 the book of psalms. 2 (psalter) version or copy of this. [old english and french from greek psalterion stringed instrument]
    Psaltery - n. (pl. -ies) ancient and medieval instrument like a dulcimer but played by plucking the strings. [latin: related to *psalter]
    Rock-salt - n. Common salt as a solid mineral.
    Salt-cellar - n. Container for salt at table. [earlier salt saler from french salier salt-box]
    Salting - n. (esp. In pl.) Marsh overflowed by the sea.
    Saltire - n. X-shaped cross dividing a shield in four. [french sautoir stile]
    Salt-lick - n. Place where animals lick salt from the ground.
    Salt-mine - n. Mine yielding rock-salt.
    Salt-pan - n. Vessel, or depression near the sea, used for getting salt by evaporation.
    Saltpeter - n. (brit. Saltpetre) white crystalline salty substance used in preserving meat and in gunpowder. [latin sal petrae, = salt of rock]
    Saltpetre - n. (us saltpeter) white crystalline salty substance used in preserving meat and in gunpowder. [latin sal petrae, = salt of rock]
    Salt-water - adj. Of or living in the sea.
    Salty - adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 tasting of or containing salt. 2 (of wit etc.) Piquant. saltiness n.
    Sea salt - n. Salt produced by evaporating sea water.
    Smelling-salts - n.pl. Sharp-smelling substances sniffed to relieve faintness etc.
    Unsalted - adj. Not salted.

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