• WordNet 3.6
    • adj salty containing or filled with salt "salt water"
    • adj salty engagingly stimulating or provocative "a piquant wit","salty language"
    • adj salty one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The water in the Great Salt Lake of Utah is more than four times as salty as any ocean.
    • a Salty Somewhat salt; saltish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Most common sports drinks are the equivalent of sugar-sweetened human sweat. That is, they have the same salt concentration as sweat (but are less salty than your blood). An increase of as little as 1% in blood salt will cause you to become thirsty.
    • salty Somewhat salt; saltish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Jellyfish like salt water. A rainy season often reduces the jellyfish population by putting more fresh water into normally salty waters where they live.
    • adj Salty (same as Saltish)
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  • Jesse Jackson
    “Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Your lordship, though not clean past your youth, have yet some smack of age in you, some relish of the saltiness of time.”


Salty dog - A salty dog is an experienced sailor.


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


In literature:

It's all wrinkled up and tastes salty.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin
The patient occasionally experiences a sense of heaviness at the pit of the stomach, nausea, and frequent salty eructations.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
After that he would throw salty water on the raw places.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The great need is for salty salt.
"Quiet Talks on Following the Christ" by S. D. Gordon
I could taste the salty sand!
"Voyage of the Liberdade" by Captain Joshua Slocum
My coming hither proves as fruitless as the sowing of a handful of seeds on salty soil.
"The Little Clay Cart" by (Attributed To) King Shudraka
She has strong jaws, and with these she cuts out a neat little circle of salty crust.
"Little Busybodies" by Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
However, falls of salty water have received attention from Dalton and others, and have been attributed to whirlwinds from the sea.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
Indeed these were occasions when the place was kept humming with a salty brightness.
"The Shellback's Progress" by Walter Runciman
It did not taste like the water we drink, for it was salty.
"Where We Live" by Emilie Van Beil Jacobs

In poetry:

Then go, go in! and leave us the sea,
For only so
Can peace release us and give us ease
Of our salty woe.
"A Sea-Ghost" by Cale Young Rice
Why has he rubies on his fingers,
A cold, cold crown on his head,
Why, when he caws his carol,
Does the salty snow run red?
"Innocent's Song" by Charles Causley
Goodbye to the elms,
to the farm, to the dog.
The bus starts. The light
grows richer; the fog,
shifting, salty, thin,
comes closing in.
"The Moose" by Elizabeth Bishop
The salty sails flap up and fill;
The men at the wet sheets whistle shrill;
The glad wind wrinkles the sea, and leaps
To the coconut trees on the crooked hill.
"Christmas in Alurio" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
She too is discontent
And would have purple stuff upon her arms,
Tired of the salty harbors,
Eager for the brine and bellowing
Of the high interiors of the sea.
"The Paltry Nude Starts On A Spring Voyage" by Wallace Stevens
Today confession I have made.
The Father's face was stern,
And I was glad that in the shade
Mine he could not discern . . .
He gave me grace - but oh the bliss,
The salty passion of his kiss!
"Sea Change" by Robert W Service

In news:

Sherry wine from the liquor store provides a flavor far superior to "cooking sherry" from the supermarket, which is overly salty.
This dessert from pastry chef Colleen Grapes at the Harrison in Manhattan, a tribute to the chocolate-covered pretzel, hits just the right salty-sweet note.
The addition of stock would make the soup to salty.
With Blunt, Salty Talk, Panetta Era Begins.
Jerry Tallman of Belfair and his dog, Salty, with some of his seascapes he has carved with a chain saw Monday.
Flavors include lime-cardamom, peach and salty caramel.
Remember when vending machines were revolutionary if they offered some type of food that wasn't a salty or sugary snack.
But in much of the world, Hanukkah also is celebrated by eating salty cheeses .
THE OCEAN AS ART – Here's how you can suck up more than salty inspiration from artist Dino Miranda with his latest works "Fire in the Sky" and "Just After the Storm".
Slumping Salty sits, then K's to end game .
The salty, rich taste of toasted, chopped pistachios is the perfect accent to the sweet fennel and tangy citrus flavors of this elegant salad.
Salty's at Redondo, Brix 25 in Gig Harbor and Primo Grill in Tacoma host people who make wine and beer.
25 Surprisingly Salty Processed Foods.
Sweet and salty sound good.
La Prep's turkey and roasted red pepper panini is one salty sandwich.

In science:

Moreover, neither the ingredients nor the amount of the soup affects the homogeneity. Even eating does not have an effect on it - every other sip gives the same sense of saltiness.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
Salti and his collaborators - considered different spacetimes for various definitions in teleparallel gravity to obtain the energymomentum distribution in a given model.
Energy and Momentum densities of cosmological models, with equation of state $\rho=\mu$, in general relativity and teleparallel gravity
Salti : gr-qc/0502043 ( Accepted for publication in Astrophys.
Energy and Momentum densities of cosmological models, with equation of state $\rho=\mu$, in general relativity and teleparallel gravity
Salti et al., “Energy and momentum of the Bianchi type I universes in teleparallel gravity”, gr-qc/0502042 ; I.
On Energy and Momentum of the Friedman and Some More General Universes
Berkelium was produced and bought from the Oak Ridge National Lab at a very salty price and shipped to Dubna/Russia where the superheavy science was done.
Fusion11 Conference Summary