Saltness

Definitions

  • In the salt water wuz sharks, torpedoes, dog fishes, goose-fishes, weak-fish
    In the salt water wuz sharks, torpedoes, dog fishes, goose-fishes, weak-fish
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Saltness The quality or state of being salt, or state of being salt, or impregnated with salt; salt taste; as, the saltness of sea water.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A few examples of German salt-glazed stoneware in the Jamestown collection. All were made during the 17th century A few examples of German salt-glazed stoneware in the Jamestown collection. All were made during the 17th century
MORMON TEMPLE AND TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY MORMON TEMPLE AND TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the 18th century, potatoes were given out as a dessert. They were served in a napkin, salted and hot
    • n saltness The property or state of being salt; impregnation with salt: as, the saltness of sea-water or of provisions.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pretzel that have no salt on them are called "baldies."
    • Saltness impregnation with salt
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Quotations

  • Wyndham Lewis
    Wyndham%20Lewis
    “No American worth his salt should go around looking for a root. I advance this in all modesty, as a not unreasonable opinion.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
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    “No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Give neither counsel or salt till you are asked for it.”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
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    “A man must eat a peck of salt with his friend, before he knows him.”
  • A. P. Gouthey
    A. P. Gouthey
    “There are two great forces in this world -- good and evil; and no man is worth his salt unless he has lost and won battle for a principle.”
  • Isak Dinesen
    Isak Dinesen
    “The cure for anything is salt water -- sweat, teats, or the sea.”

Idioms

Above the salt - This means that something or someone has a high position.
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Back to the salt mines - If someone says they have to go back to the salt mines, they have to return, possibly unwillingly, to work.
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Go pound salt - (USA) This means 'Get lost' or 'Go away'('Go pound sand' is also used.)
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Grain of salt - If you should take something with a grain of salt, you shouldn't necessarily believe it all. ('pinch of salt' is an alternative)
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Pinch of salt - If what someone says should be taken with a pinch of salt, then they exaggerate and distort things, so what they say shouldn't be believed unquestioningly. ('with a grain of salt' is an alternative.)
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Salt in a wound - If you rub salt in a wound, you make someone feel bad about something that is already a painful experience. 'Pour salt on a wound' is an alternative form of the idiom.
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Salt of the earth - People who are salt of the earth are decent, dependable and unpretentious.
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Worth your salt - Someone who is worth their salt deserves respect.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sealt; cf. Ger. salz, also L. sal, Gr. hals.

Usage

In literature:

At Hsia-kuan we called upon the salt commissioner, Mr. Lui, to whom Mr.
"Camps and Trails in China" by Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
The fleet brought other provisions, for example salt-meats, salt-fish, and barrels of wheat flour.
"De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt
At an early hour in the morning, put on eight pounds of coarse beef, some bacon, onions, sweet herbs, pepper and salt.
"The Virginia Housewife" by Mary Randolph
Water of the lakes brackish, or salt.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
Next day, while busy in salting the penguins, a heavy storm came on from the N.W.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume X" by Robert Kerr
Thrace supplied salted tunnies, the produce of the Euxine Sea, besides corn.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
Pork, salted, including pickled pork and bacon, except hams.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume IX." by Benjamin Harrison
Fill space around can to within an inch of top with ice and salt (three parts crushed ice to one part salt), packing hard.
"The New Dr. Price Cookbook" by Anonymous
The proportion of salt to food when fermenting with dry salt is a quarter pound of salt to ten pounds of food.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
Beat the eggs well, mix them with the soup, and season the mixture with nutmeg, pepper, and salt.
"The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book" by Thomas R. Allinson
Salt fish should be soaked in water before boiling, according to the time it has been in salt.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
They are salted and turned after two days to salt the other side.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
It can be flavoured with a small quantity of savoury herbs, pepper, and salt, as well as a little mushroom ketchup.
"Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery" by A. G. Payne
Salt fish and salt meat increase perspiration, iii.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
One cup sweet milk, two teaspoons baking powder sifted in flour, one small teaspoon salt, lard size of a walnut, moulded with flour.
"Cloud City Cook-Book" by Mrs. William H. Nash
You will notice that I have used no salt; the salt would tend to harden the peas.
"A Course of Lectures on the Principles of Domestic Economy and Cookery" by Juliet Corson
She followed a line of salt some one had sprinkled.
"The Heroes of the School" by Allen Chapman
Salt Lake City, Utah.
"The Motor Maids Across the Continent" by Katherine Stokes
Of these salts, the calcium or lime and phosphorus salts are most important in cheese-making.
"The Book of Cheese" by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
It may have, for instance, salt dissolved in it, or bits of grass and other decaying matter.
"A Guide to Health" by Mahatma Gandhi
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In poetry:

They brought it him in the cup of gold.
He said, “The women I have sold
Have wept it full of salt for me;
I shall die gaping thirstily.”
Deus est Deus pauperum.
"The God Of The Poor" by William Morris
The salt wind turns in the crested grove;
The shutters creak in the turning wind;
But the lamps are lit for hearts that rove,
And the path is bright for joy to find.
"Christmas in Alurio" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
A single glance: a sudden dart of pain
stitching her eyes before she made a sound . . .
Her body flaked into transparent salt,
and her swift legs rooted to the ground.
"Lot's Wife" by Anna Akhmatova
THROW roses on the sea where the dead went down.
The roses speak to the sea,
And the sea to the dead.
Throw roses, O lovers-
Let the leaves wash on the salt in the sun.
"Throw Roses" by Carl Sandburg
The singer only sang the Joy of Life,
For all too well, alas! the singer knew
How hard the daily toil, how keen the strife,
How salt the falling tear; the joys how few.
"The Singer" by Laurence Hope
Stung by the spray which leaps the shingle,
Torn by the winds that scour the beach,
Its roots with the salt sea-wrack mingle
Its leaves upon the bleached stones bleach.
"The Flower Of Flame" by Robert Nichols

In news:

Justin Esch passes the bacon salt, while writer Russ Parsons shares salt brining tips.
Steve Griffin The Salt Lake Tribune Zy, in Salt Lake City, is one of 42 restaurants participating in the 2012 Downtown Dine O' Round.
(Steve Griffin The Salt Lake Tribune) Zy, in Salt Lake City, is one of 42 restaurants participating in the 2012 Downtown Dine O' Round.
The Alexandria-based Salt Institute's new campaign touts the benefits of salt.
Rick Egan The Salt Lake Tribune Jay Seegmiller exits the train at the end of his shift in Salt Lake City, Monday, September 10, 2012.
(Rick Egan The Salt Lake Tribune) Jay Seegmiller exits the train at the end of his shift in Salt Lake City, Monday, September 10, 2012.
(Chris Detrick The Salt Lake Tribune) Syracuse's Courtney Starks, 45, runs past Weber's Erica Olpin during the 5A championship game at Salt Lake Community College.
From sea salt to exotic salt such as "fleur de sel" or.
Housing in the southwest area of Salt Lake County shows in the background with the Salt Lake City skyline in the background, Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011.
The bath salts come in 8-ounce plastic bags and are called " Bathing Bad" bath salts.
The Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center is located in Salt Fork State Park near Cambridge.
Mark Crockett , left, and Ben McAdams, Salt Lake County mayoral candidates, talk during a break in their debate on "The Doug Wright Show" on KSL NewsRadio in Salt Lake City, Monday, Oct 22, 2012.
Steve Griffin The Salt Lake Tribune GOP challenger Mia Love and Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson shake hands during a television debate hosted by KUTV Channel 2 on Main street in Salt Lake City on Sept 26, 2012.
(Chris Detrick The Salt Lake Tribune) Former Salt Lake County Councilman Mark Crockett talks with his supporters at his home in Salt Lake City on Tuesday June 26, 2012.
All 160+ plows and salt trucks were inspected in October and the IN- DoT salt barn is full.
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In science:

Since κ-(ET)2 salts do not have the tetragonal symmetry, the admixture of s-wave component is allowed.
Thermal Conductivity in Vortex State of Nodal Superconductors
There is a well-known parallel between high Tc cuprates and κ-(ET)2 salts.
Thermal Conductivity in Vortex State of Nodal Superconductors
We expect this method will be very useful to identify the gap symmetry of β -(ET)2 salts, λ-(ET)2 salts and other organic superconductors and to clarify existing controversy.
Thermal Conductivity in Vortex State of Nodal Superconductors
In ice as well as in salt domes, attenuation lengths of several kilometers can be obtained, depending on the frequency band, the temperature of the ice, and the salt quality.
Astrophysical Neutrino Telescopes
Thus, for energies above a few tens of PeV, radio detection in ice or salt might be competitive or superior to optical detection.
Astrophysical Neutrino Telescopes
This was followed by the data from the second (salt) phase of SNO , with better N C detection efficiency.
Solar Neutrino Oscillation - An Overview
Solar and Reactor Neutrinos It seems that we have to wait for a few months for the full detailed paper on SNO results of the salt phase and a year or more for results of the run with 3H e counters.
Concluding Remarks/Summary
The addition of salt enhanced the signal from neutron capture, as compared to the pure D2O detector.
Electron Energy Spectra, Fluxes, and Day-Night Asymmetries of $^{8}$B Solar Neutrinos from the 391-Day Salt Phase SNO Data Set
The addition of the salt enhanced SNO’s ability to detect solar 8B neutrinos in three ways.
Electron Energy Spectra, Fluxes, and Day-Night Asymmetries of $^{8}$B Solar Neutrinos from the 391-Day Salt Phase SNO Data Set
In particular, the statistical discrimination of CC and NC events with salt enabled an independent measure of the total active 8B flux.
Electron Energy Spectra, Fluxes, and Day-Night Asymmetries of $^{8}$B Solar Neutrinos from the 391-Day Salt Phase SNO Data Set
The paper also provides a more detailed description of the full data analysis process for the SNO salt phase.
Electron Energy Spectra, Fluxes, and Day-Night Asymmetries of $^{8}$B Solar Neutrinos from the 391-Day Salt Phase SNO Data Set
The H2O coefficients are constant within the accuracy of the measurements, while the D2O values exhibit a steady increase until late in the salt phase.
Electron Energy Spectra, Fluxes, and Day-Night Asymmetries of $^{8}$B Solar Neutrinos from the 391-Day Salt Phase SNO Data Set
Comparison of the pure D2O and salt laser runs indicate no additional unmodeled effects and supports the application of the pT data to the salt data set.
Electron Energy Spectra, Fluxes, and Day-Night Asymmetries of $^{8}$B Solar Neutrinos from the 391-Day Salt Phase SNO Data Set
However, the isotropy cut has been relaxed for the salt phase because it would eliminate too many neutrons, whose Cherenkov light distribution is more isotropic in the presence of salt.
Electron Energy Spectra, Fluxes, and Day-Night Asymmetries of $^{8}$B Solar Neutrinos from the 391-Day Salt Phase SNO Data Set
One may anticipate that in situations of high salt content, the Yukawa approximation will be operational, while the opposite low salt regime deserves more attention. (ii) We then study the compressibility χ of the suspension as a function of the colloid density.
Testing the relevance of effective interaction potentials between highly charged colloids in suspension
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