• WordNet 3.6
    • adj saline containing salt "a saline substance ","salty tears"
    • n saline an isotonic solution of sodium chloride and distilled water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Saline (Chem) A crude potash obtained from beet-root residues and other similar sources.
    • Saline (Med. Chem) A metallic salt; esp., a salt of potassium, sodium, lithium, or magnesium, used in medicine.
    • n Saline A salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth.
    • Saline Consisting of salt, or containing salt; as, saline particles; saline substances; a saline cathartic.
    • Saline Of the quality of salt; salty; as, a saline taste.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • saline Consisting of salt or constituting salt: as, saline particles; saline substances.
    • saline Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of salt; salty: as, a saline taste.
    • n saline A salt-spring, or a place where salt water is collected in the earth; a salt-marsh or -pit.
    • saline Same as halophilous.
    • n saline One of the mineral salts, such as sodium or magnesium sulphate, used medicinally.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Saline sā′līn or sā-līn′ consisting of, or containing, salt: partaking of the qualities of salt
    • n Saline an effervescent powder used as a gentle aperient: a salt-spring
    • Saline a salt, reddish substance obtained from the ashes of potato-leaves
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. salin, fr. L. sal, salt: cf. L. salinae, salt works, salinum, saltcellar. See Salt
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. salinussal, salt.


In literature:

It loves the sea air and saline soils.
"Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, Volume 1 (of 2)" by James Emerson Tennent
She gives the true saline smack.
"In the Catskills" by John Burroughs
Then the duke went on to Salins without speaking to me or giving me any orders.
"Charles the Bold" by Ruth Putnam
Salinator was consul in 188, and died in 170.
"Cato Maior de Senectute" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
The more concentrated a saline solution, the greater its electrical energy.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
Again, as to the saline solution without nitrogen, would not the air supply what was required?
"Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by James Marchant
Saline springs and streams are also numerous, from which salt can be obtained by evaporation.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 3. (of 7): Media" by George Rawlinson
These are spots where the earth is impregnated with saline particles, or where the salt-water oozes through the soil.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 20, No. 577" by Various
There are two kinds of springs, the sulphurous and the saline.
"Round About the Carpathians" by Andrew F. Crosse
It stretched upon the 20th of August from the north of Pont-a-Mousson to beyond Chateau Salins.
"A General Sketch of the European War" by Hilaire Belloc
I've treated the burns, and a saline drip is taking care of the other.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
I have found bitartrate of potassium the most grateful and efficient saline for depurative action.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
The water was saline and had, I think, a little iron in it, but was not very unpleasant to the taste.
"Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921" by Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
There are, in the vicinity, some streams of saline water, from which the Indians manufacture salt.
"The American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
A saline spring situated in Low Harrogate was discovered in 1783.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1" by Various
I used to think it was a kind of fever that would yield to strict diet, and a saline treatment.
"A Sovereign Remedy" by Flora Annie Steel
The surface of Khorasan thus consists mainly of highlands, saline, swampy deserts and upland valleys, some fertile and well-watered.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
Temperatures and salinity of the surface waters were taken by him regularly and recorded in his private log.
"The Viking Blood" by Frederick William Wallace
Vines are grown mainly in the cantons of Arbois, Poligny, Salins and Voiteur.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various
In this rugged tract cultivation is rare and difficult, the soil being choked with saline matter.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4" by Various

In poetry:

But fancy cannot give with equal ease
All sober certainty might have,
The scent salubrious, nor the balmy breeze,
Fresh from the saline bosom of the wave.
"Weymouth" by Charlotte Dacre

In news:

MARSHALL — The Missouri State Highway Patrol said two Saline County residents have been killed in a head-on collision in a rural part of the county.
The 13th annual Toy Trooper, a toy donation drive for children in Saline County, will kick off this weekend with visits from Little Rock radio broadcasters.
A Saline County Deputy was dispatched to a residence on October Trail in Nelson Monday evening about an unusual structure on the owner's property.
Bill Mangold , longtime Saline local resident, a nationally published political cartoonist, and a well-known area personality has been named as the "target" of the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce's annual "Ellen Ewing Roast Award.".
Saline County Coroner Jerry Doug Watson is investigating two deaths that occurred in Saline County Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning.
Saline County teen dies in vehicle crash.
Saline County Fairgrounds, Marshall, MO, United States.
The Saline Courier team, The Headliners, participated in the Polar Plunge sponsored by the Benton Police Department to benefit Special Olympics.
Saline County Fair Pageant winners.
Winners of the Saline County Fair Pageant Queen competition gather for a group photograph.
We're all looking forward to the weekend and if you don't have any plans yet, you might consider heading to Grand Saline, Henderson or Tyler some big festivals and events this weekend.
Philly Mag veteran Carol Saline on PTC's latest.
Voters Will Elect New Mayor in Saline .
Updated Friday, Dec 7, 2012, at 8:31 a.m. Jason Gleason, who authorities say was involved a shootout with the Kansas Highway Patrol following a chase, will make his first court appearance at 8:30 am Friday in Saline District Court in Salina.
How Do You Saline Your Balls.

In science:

We employ the theory outlined in the preceding section to calculate the transition temperatures as a function of the salinity of the substrate and contact angles as a function of temperature in the sequential wetting of n-alkanes, namely pentane and hexane, on salt water.
Transition temperatures and contact angles in the sequential-wetting scenario of n-alkanes on (salt) water
The other environmental instruments are: a Conductivity-TemperatureDepth (CTD) probe used for monitoring the seawater temperature and salinity, a light attenuation meter (C-Star) and an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) that provides continuous monitoring of the deep sea currents along the whole tower height.
First results from the NEMO Phase 1 experiment
As a representative example, consider that for some problems in physical oceanography one may need to manipulate scalar data, such as water temperature or salinity, that is only defined on the surface of a given body of water.
Wavelets on Graphs via Spectral Graph Theory
The hypersaline brine has the potential to harm ecosystems, especially marine environments in regions with low turbidity and high evaporation that already have elevated salinity.
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere
If we additional inject the saline water 7 into air flow, we additional increase the water productivity (see computation section).
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere
Treatment groups and drug administration Nimesulide and VAS were dissolved in a 2% polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) solution in saline as reported before (Candelario-Jalil et al. 2002;Candelario-Jalil et al. 2003b;Candelario-Jalil et al. 2003a;Candelario-Jalil et al. 2004).
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
In fact, this dimension is generally equal to the size of the model state variable (composed, in our case, by the two horizontal components of the velocity, temperature and salinity), which is typically of the order of 106 -108 .
A reduced-order strategy for 4D-Var data assimilation
The state vector consists of temperature, salinity and horizontal velocity, and has a size slightly greater than 106 .
A reduced-order strategy for 4D-Var data assimilation
As can be seen, it is mostly representative of the variability of the equatorial zonal currents, of the north-south temperature oscillation and of the mean structure of the sea surface salinity.
A reduced-order strategy for 4D-Var data assimilation
Ricci et al. (2004) include a state-dependent temperature-salinity constraint, which works quite well in the 3D-Var case but is not yet operational for the 4D-Var case.
A reduced-order strategy for 4D-Var data assimilation
Ricci, S., Weaver, A. T., Vialard, J. and Rogel, P. 2005: Incorporating statedependent Temperature-Salinity constraints in the background error covariance of variational ocean data assimilation.
A reduced-order strategy for 4D-Var data assimilation
Top: surface temperature; Middle: surface salinity; Bottom: surface velocity.
A reduced-order strategy for 4D-Var data assimilation
Evaporation lead to increasing salinity and the formation of brines in which salt crystals grew.
Icy Bodies in the New Solar System
We should think of this process as designing artificial “instruments” capable of measuring the interstellar equivalents of culinary measures like acidity, texture, and salinity: only, our instruments will measure properties like ionization, magnetic beta, vorticity, etc.
A Guide to Comparisons of Star Formation Simulations with Observations
During the entire procedure, the orientation of the wafer relative to the original bone was tracked and the bone was kept hydrated (0.9 % saline solution).
Tensile material properties of human rib cortical bone under quasi-static and dynamic failure loading and influence of the bone microstucture on failure characteristics