• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Salt-junk hard salt beef for use at sea
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sealt; cf. Ger. salz, also L. sal, Gr. hals.


In literature:

A bit of salt junk and a piece of bread, i.e.
"The Cruise of the Cachalot" by Frank T. Bullen
Tell him to eat salt junk and hard bread, like the rest of them.
"Two Years Before the Mast" by Richard Henry Dana
A lump of salt junk and a hunk of bread were handed to the traveller.
"Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land" by Rosa Praed
The boys said the officers were sick of salt-junk, and meant to have turtle-soup before they came home.
"The Man Without a Country and Other Tales" by Edward E. Hale
Huge lumps of bread and salt junk, and coffee.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. IV. October, 1863, No. IV." by Various
At sea, after a spell, we've got to rough it on salt junk frequently.
"The White Squall" by John Conroy Hutcheson
How could you even think of trying to roast a bit of salt junk?
"Fritz and Eric" by John Conroy Hutcheson
The salt junk found on board the wreck had been kept to be used only in case of necessity.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
Time will come when we shall have to luxuriate on salt junk as hard as a millstone and weevilly biscuits.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
Dat better than salt junk dat dey give on board ship.
"Sunshine Bill" by W H G Kingston
He utterly refused to eat salt junk, and would not have been permitted to use tobacco even had he been so inclined, which he was not.
"The Red Eric" by R.M. Ballantyne
I have just finished my dinner of salt junk and potatoes.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864" by Various
My physician has ordered me three pounds of minced salt-junk at every meal.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VIII (of X)" by Various
Henceforth a season of activity, seasoned with salt junk, is to be the order of the day.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith
The boys said the officers were sick of salt-junk, and meant to have turtle-soup before they came home.
"If, Yes and Perhaps" by Edward Everett Hale
Drew hard-tack and salt junk.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Hard bread, salt junk, rice, and coffee, I believe.
"Rick Dale, A Story of the Northwest Coast" by Kirk Munroe
A lump of salt junk, a dab of damper, and a bed in a corner made us feel so jolly we could hardly go to sleep for laughing.
"From Squire to Squatter" by Gordon Stables
None of yer hard biscuit, bull-meat an' salt junk aboard those hookers.
"The Viking Blood" by Frederick William Wallace
No better sailor ever ate salt junk.
"As We Forgive Them" by William Le Queux

In poetry:

He liked his ship at sea,
He loved the salt sea-water,
He worshipped junk, and he
Adored the First Lord's daughter.
"Joe Golightly - Or, The First Lord's Daughter" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And on the roof-ridge Brady
Sang salt-junk chanties great
To cheer the stout sea-lawyers
Who sail the Ship of State.
"A Vision Splendid" by Victor James Daley

In news:

Signs of junk food are foods high in saturated fat, salt, or sugar.
1 source of salt in the American diet, accounting for more than twice as much sodium as salty junk food like potato chips.