salvage

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v salvage collect discarded or refused material "She scavenged the garbage cans for food"
    • v salvage save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    • n salvage the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire
    • n salvage the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction
    • n salvage property or goods saved from damage or destruction
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Additional illustrations & photos:

IN A SALVAGE VESSEL: OVERHAULING THE INSULATION OF THE POWER LEADS IN A SALVAGE VESSEL: OVERHAULING THE INSULATION OF THE POWER LEADS
A TORPEDOED MERCHANTMAN ON THE SHOALS: SALVAGE OFFICERS MAKING A SURVEY A TORPEDOED MERCHANTMAN ON THE SHOALS: SALVAGE OFFICERS MAKING A SURVEY
SALVAGE SALVAGE

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a. & n Salvage Savage.
    • Salvage (Maritime Law) That part of the property that survives the peril and is saved.
    • Salvage The act of saving a vessel, goods, or life, from perils of the sea. "Salvage of life from a British ship, or a foreign ship in British waters, ranks before salvage of goods."
    • Salvage (Maritime Law) The compensation allowed to persons who voluntarily assist in saving a ship or her cargo from peril.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n salvage The act of saving a ship or goods from extraordinary danger, as from the sea, fire, or pirates.
    • n salvage In commercial and maritime law: An allowance or compensation to which those are entitled by whose voluntary exertions, when they were under no legal obligation to render assistance, a ship or goods have been saved from the dangers of the sea, fire, pirates, or enemies.
    • n salvage The property saved from danger or destruction by the extraordinary and voluntary exertions of the salvors.
    • n salvage Nautical, same as selvagee.
    • n salvage An obsolete form of savage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Salvage sal′vāj (Spens.) Same as Savage.
    • n Salvage sal′vāj compensation made by the owner of a ship or cargo in respect of services rendered by persons, other than the ship's company, in preserving the ship or cargo from shipwreck, fire, or capture: the goods and materials so saved
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. salvage, OF. salver, to save, F. sauver, fr. L. salvare,. See Save
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. salvāre, -ātum, to save.

Usage

In literature:

There were some that had been salvaged from the less ruined buildings.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
He drank the liquor which he had salvaged in the riotous night.
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
I'll word my note so that he'll understand we're on the salvage dodge.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
Ruth, however, was scarcely willing to admit that that the salvage would repay them for the black marks both surely had earned.
"Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall" by Alice B. Emerson
How had they salvaged us from Penguin Deep?
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
A pretty piece of salvage, he reflected, if he could land her on Mars.
"Salvage in Space" by John Stewart Williamson
Nor do you salvage it after the crew stops screaming for help.
"Death of a Spaceman" by Walter M. Miller
Finally he vanished down in Texas with his vaqueros and the salvaged herd.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
I counted on showing you my few trifles of precious stones, the salvage from the wreck of my possessions.
"Masterpieces of Mystery" by Various
Salvaging replaced cells of 486 Delco-Light batteries.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
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In poetry:

The salvage Wilderness remote
Shall hear Thy Works and Wonders sung;
So from the Rock that Moses smote
The Fountain of the Desart sprung.
"Hymn.—The Word Of Promise" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Praise him each Salvage Furious Beast,
That on his Stores do daily feast:
And you tame Slaves of the laborious Plow,
Your weary Knees to your Creator bow.
"A Paraphrase On The CXLVIIIth Psalm" by Wentworth Dillon
His work of vengeance o'er, all moral hope
Of life exhausted, from the ways of men
Far vanished Monkwood in the Western world,
A salvage hunter of the homeless woods,
Lord of his cave, his rifle, and his dog.
"Monkwood: Part First" by Thomas Aird

In news:

They could end up playing important parts in trying to salvage a season.
Best Oasis Ltd, an Indian company that buys old ships to dismantle them, and recycle salvageable material, bought the old old tanker.
Courtney Upshaw was hoping to salvage a disappointing preseason with a good performance against the St Louis Rams.
Aim, salvage, maybe seal YOUR PLACE ALAN J HEAVENS.
I stopped by Silver Fox Salvage, after going to the tiny diner that I love so much near the Biergarten.
Salvager cast as sinner , saint.
Of Health, tests a 16-foot skiff for radiation after the vessel was salvaged by the crew of the F/V Zephyr approximately 800 miles north of Honolulu, Friday, Oct 5, 2012.
A soccer ball that bobbed onto the shore of a remote Alaska island is likely the first salvageable debris from last year's Japanese tsunami that could be returned to its owner, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
A new "Secure Choice" proposal is half-baked but could be salvaged.
Salvaging Abandoned Bikes, Making Room for Others.
The trend of reissues being treated as new releases could salvage our stunted attention.
Stringed-instrument makers use locally salvaged wood for rich tonality.
Seton Hall gives itself chance to salvage lost season by blowing out No.
Salvage Expert at Site of LST 325 Grounding.
Chatham County is returning its salvage barge.
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In science:

Finally, given the sample selection process and the nature of the questions, there is no safe and reliable way to “salvage ” a l arger and more representative picture using the smaller sample ’s data.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
That’s all very well, but what does it mean concretely? What special methods of proof apply to the ‘standard model’ ? If we can make sense of Tarski’s arguments, then presumably we can salvage the argument that the set of random sequences from Definition 1 has full measure.
Maybe there's no such thing as a random sequence
To salvage this idea, we make use of a simple observation: there must be some part of ~λ corresponding to the ball in position k⌊ n m ⌋.
Part-products of $S$-restricted integer compositions
This paradigm shift is precisely what is needed in order to salvage non-crossing probability theory.
Three lectures on free probability
In order to salvage non-photometric (or uncalibrated) observations of supernovae, one can rely on the assumption that stars in the same images as the supernova are on average non-variable.
The expansion of the universe observed with supernovae
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