• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sal (Bot) An East Indian timber tree (Shorea robusta), much used for building purposes. It is of a light brown color, close-grained, heavy, and durable.
    • n Sal săl (Chem. & Pharm) Salt.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sal Salt: a word much used by the older chemists and in pharmacy.
    • n sal A large gregarious tree, Shorea robusta, natural order Dipterocarpeæ, of northern India. It affords the most extensively used timber of that region, ranking in quality next to teak. The wood is of a darkbrown color, hard, rather coarse-grained, and very durable. It is employed for building houses, bridges, and boats, for making carts and gun-carriages, for railroadties, etc. It yields, by tapping, a kind of resin (see saldammar), and its leaves are the food of the Tussa silkworm.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sal sal a large gregarious timber tree of north India, with hard, dark-brown, coarse-grained, durable wood.
    • n Sal sal salt, used in chemistry and pharmacy with various adjectives, as Sal′-alem′broth, a solution of equal parts of corrosive sublimate and ammonium chloride—also Salt of wisdom; Sal′-ammō′niac, chloride of ammonium, with a sharp, saline taste; Sal′-seignette′, Rochelle salt; Sal′-volat′ile, a solution of carbonate of ammonia in alcohol—a common remedy for faintness.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. sāl, Skr. çāla,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

I shall never see old Sal again.
"Madge Morton's Victory" by Amy D.V. Chalmers
In 1635 he penetrated from Huancabamba to the Cerro de la Sal, and there preached the gospel in the language of the people.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
Equal parts of Sal-Ammonia and Nitre dissolved in its own weight of water.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
Sal Absinthii (Salt of wormwood) 8 oz.
"Drug Supplies in the American Revolution" by George B. Griffenhagen
I'se gwine now to see ole Sal.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
It had been given sal volatile, and had recovered.
"If Winter Don't" by Barry Pain
Large tracts are covered with sal jungle, which nowhere, however, attains to any great height.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
M. M. Salt of urine, called sal microcosmicum, phosphorated soda.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
She moved across to the washing-stand and poured out a stiff dose of sal volatile.
"Captain Desmond, V.C." by Maud Diver
On my explanation she brought water and sal-volatile and returned with me to the drawing-room.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
Tew boys o' the third brood, and that ar Sal, is with me yit.
"The Young Surveyor;" by J. T. Trowbridge
Well, did you get my coffee and my sal-soda?
"The Faith Healer" by William Vaughn Moody
They've been givin' your manager sal volatile to hold him still.
"The Flying Mercury" by Eleanor M. Ingram
Sal liked me, dam'd if she didn't.
"Hidden Water" by Dane Coolidge
Come, Sal, now be good to me.
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
The house was turned upside down; to my mental vision arose sal volatile and burnt feathers, swoons and hysterics.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
Here it is plain this sal is so volatile as to be raised and fly away by heat.
"The Annals of Willenhall" by Frederick William Hackwood
For instance: Equal parts of soft soap and sal soda, with enough crude carbolic acid to give a strong odor.
"The Apple" by Various
The duelling tax is three sals.
"Evil Out of Onzar" by Mark Ganes
I've such a splitting headache, I was going to beg for sal volatile.
"A Fourth Form Friendship" by Angela Brazil

In poetry:

It's lukkin confaandedly black,--
Its as dismal an dull as mi hat;
Nah, Sal leets a foir in a crack,--
Aw will give her credit for that.
"A Quiet Day" by John Hartley
"O had your tongue, my eldest son,
For sma sal be her part;
You'll nae get a kiss o her comely mouth
Gin your very fair heart should break."
"Rose The Red And White Lily" by Andrew Lang
Twa rawis of quhyt teeth then did say,
(Cauld the boysteous windis sal blaw,)
Oh, lang and weary is our way,
(And donkir yet the dew maun fa'.)
"Elfinland Wood" by Henry Morley
An shoo profiside trubble an care,
Wor i' stoor at noa far distant day,
An shoo muttered "poor Sal, aw declare,
Tha's thrown thisen reight cleean away."
"A Pair O' Black Een" by John Hartley
Sal was a sobstuff sister
On the pictures she’d shed tears galore
Her tears fell in torrents, and the band at the Gaumonts
Played ‘River, Stay away from my door’.
"The Sobstuff Sister" by Billy Bennett
Sit down. Law! why, sho!
I'm as weak as a gal.
Sal! Don't you go, Joe,
Or I'll faint,--sure, I shall.
Sit down,--ANYWHEER, where you like, Joe,--in that cheer, if you
choose,--Lord! where's Sal?
"Penelope" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Brett Duke / The Times-Picayune Spaghetti and meatballs at Sal & Judy's in Lacombe.
Mayoral candidate Sal Nuccio watches the Tuesday night comedy show from behind the bar last week at Eastside Tavern.
Watch Sal Sunseri's emotional interview about facing his son Saturday (video).
On Monday, X Games and Winter X Games host Sal Masekela stops by to chat as part of's tribute to Black History Month.
Call Sal Milione a busy man.
Meet Sal Zizzo, Portland Timbers midfielder Geoffrey C. Arnold catches up with the Timbers' newest acquisition at Portland International Airport.
Sal Zizzo could have remained in Arizona and waited for his new teammates to arrive.
Sal e Pepe, Newtown ???
Pegasus Theatrical, the Southfield, MI-based full-service theatrical showroom, has promoted Carl Sal , formerly a sales assistant, to the newly created position of showroom manager.
Sal will be responsible for the entire showroom.
Sal Castro, a life-long educator, is well known for his role in the 1968 "Blowouts," the student protests against unequal conditions at schools throughout the Southern California area.
Backstage member Dean Ghaffari on his passion for the craft, learning life lessons from acting, and appreciating actor Sal Mineo.
Sal Rodriguez is a reporter and researcher with the website Solitary Watch.
Ex-Jets assistant Sal Alosi hired by UCLA.
Sal fronts the KTVU Channel 2 News Live Drive Time Traffic center weekdays and is a general assignment news reporter for the 5 and 6 pm news.

In science:

It is of importance to prove that the homotopy equivalence Sal(Γ) → M (W, S ) induces a homotopy equivalence Sal(Γ)/W → M (W, S )/W = N (W, S ) (see Corollary 3.4).
$K(\pi,1)$ conjecture for Artin groups
In this subsection we present the main tool that we will use to pass from the Salvetti complex of a Coxeter arrangement, denoted by Sal(A), to the Salvetti complex of the associated Coxeter graph, denoted by Sal(Γ) (see Subsection 3.2).
$K(\pi,1)$ conjecture for Artin groups
Our aim is to define a (geometric) simplicial complex Sal(A) and to prove that Sal(A) has the same homotopy type as M (A).
$K(\pi,1)$ conjecture for Artin groups
We define the Salvetti complex of A, denoted by Sal(A), as the geometric realization of the derived complex of (Sal0 (A), (cid:22)).
$K(\pi,1)$ conjecture for Artin groups
The ordering (cid:22) is invariant under the action of W , thus this action induces an action of W on Sal(A).
$K(\pi,1)$ conjecture for Artin groups
There exists a homotopy equivalence f : Sal(A) → M (A).
$K(\pi,1)$ conjecture for Artin groups
Lemma 3.9 and Corollary 3.7 imply that this defines a regular cellular decomposition of Sal(Γ).
$K(\pi,1)$ conjecture for Artin groups
For (u, X ) ∈ W × S f with |X | = p, we denote by B(u, X ) = |C (u, X )(cid:48) | the cell of Sal(Γ)p associated to (u, X ), and we denote by ϕu,X : ∂B(u, X ) → Sal(Γ)p−1 the gluing map.
$K(\pi,1)$ conjecture for Artin groups
We denote by Sal(Γ) the quotient of Sal(Γ) under the action of W .
$K(\pi,1)$ conjecture for Artin groups
Then the cellular decomposition of Sal(Γ) determines a cellular decomposition of Sal(Γ) that is described as follows.
$K(\pi,1)$ conjecture for Artin groups
With this orbit we associate a cell ¯B(X ) of Sal(Γ) of dimension |X | and homeomorphic to B(1, X ) via a homeomorphism hX : ¯B(X ) → B(1, X ).
$K(\pi,1)$ conjecture for Artin groups
The set of cells of Sal(Γ) of dimension p is { ¯B(X ) | X ∈ S f and |X | = p}.
$K(\pi,1)$ conjecture for Artin groups
For X ∈ S f such that |X | = p, the gluing map ¯ϕX : ∂ ¯B(X ) → Sal(Γ)p−1 is defined as follows. ¯ϕX = π ◦ ϕ1,X ◦ hX : ∂ ¯B(X ) → Sal(Γ)p−1 , where π : Sal(Γ) → Sal(Γ) denotes the natural pro jection.
$K(\pi,1)$ conjecture for Artin groups
Note that ¯ϕX is not in general a homeomorphism onto its image, thus Sal(Γ) is not a regular CW-complex.
$K(\pi,1)$ conjecture for Artin groups
As mentioned before, the 0-skeleton of Sal(Γ) is a set {x(w) | w ∈ W } in one-to-one correspondence with W .
$K(\pi,1)$ conjecture for Artin groups