• WordNet 3.6
    • n saltiness the property of containing salt (as a compound or in solution)
    • n saltiness the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
    • n saltiness language or humor that is down-to-earth "the saltiness of their language was inappropriate","self-parody and saltiness riddled their core genre"
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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.


In literature:

The wonder of salty wind and the hand-to-hand conflict with a northern sea!
"Doctor Luke of the Labrador" by Norman Duncan
You didn't like salty olives the first time you tasted them.
"Evening Round Up" by William Crosbie Hunter
The muddy river water became salty.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
A stream of blood was trickling down his forehead and its salty taste penetrated his mouth.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
He breathed deeply again, and swallowed repeatedly to get the salty taste out of his throat.
"Pushbutton War" by Joseph P. Martino
But the streams always bring more sediment and the heat and the winds carry off pure water and leave the rest salty and bitter.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
And David took his salty handkerchief from his eyes and laughed.
"Wappin' Wharf" by Charles S. Brooks
The salty waves and the sands, they all agrees with me.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
The wind had swung around, and it was fetching now from the water a cold and salty chill.
"All the Brothers Were Valiant" by Ben Ames Williams
Along the salty, sandy shore that glitters in the sun there is no road, no broken trail.
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby

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
A wild night 'tis! her lover's moan,
Down under ooze and salty weed,
She'll make thee hear--and then her own!
Till thou shalt heed.
"Oh, Go Not Out" by Cale Young Rice
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
Is old as water and plain as an eel;
Always good-bye to the long-legged bread
Scattered in the paths of his heels
For the salty birds fluttered and fed
"Ballad Of The Long-Legged Bait" by Dylan Thomas
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
So let a love beat over me again,
Loosing its million desperate breakers wide;
Sudden and terrible to rise and wane;
Roaring the heavens apart; a reckless tide
That casts upon the heart, as it recedes,
Splinters and spars and dripping, salty weeds.
"Fair Weather" by Dorothy Parker

In news:

Portland has grit, soul and salty docks.
"You can have sweet khapse or salty ones — the important thing is to pile them up high to make a magnificent offering," Mrs Lama said.
Tiny, quirky Brooklyn shop exports big flavor in ' Saltie ' cookbook.
The recipe here is Saltie 's take on a "re-imagined falafel".
' Saltie ' BBC Balboa unloads turbine blades at the Mart Dock in downtown Muskegon (video).
First ' saltie ' of season reaches Duluth harbor.
The first international ship, or " saltie ," of Lake Superior's shipping season arrived in the Duluth harbor Friday.
A satellite slated to launch into space next week will study the saltiness of the oceans, and, scientists hope, provide a better grasp of extreme weather events.
Could Studying Seawater Saltiness Be Key to Decoding Climate Puzzle.
New findings on salty taste may inspire ways to trick the tongue.
Sig Hansen's memoir is a salty tale of a seafaring family.
To die for, or maybe from (but it's definitely worth it): The Red Grape's new slightly salty truffled onion rings.
A cold, salty wind blows from the west.
This unusual combination of crisp sugar snap peas, tender squid and salty pancetta requires just 10 minutes on the stove.
Today they share their recipe for a sweet and salty favorite.

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