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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Salt \Salt\, a. [Compar. Salter; superl. Saltest.] [AS. sealt, salt. See Salt, n.] 1. Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water. "Salt tears." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Overflowed with, or growing in, salt water; as, a salt marsh; salt grass. [1913 Webster] 3. Fig.: Bitter; sharp; pungent. [1913 Webster] I have a salt and sorry rheum offends me. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Fig.: Salacious; lecherous; lustful. --Shak. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] Salt acid (Chem.), hydrochloric acid. Salt block, an apparatus for evaporating brine; a salt factory. --Knight. Salt bottom, a flat piece of ground covered with saline efflorescences. [Western U.S.] --Bartlett. Salt cake (Chem.), the white caked mass, consisting of sodium sulphate, which is obtained as the product of the first stage in the manufacture of soda, according to Leblanc's process. Salt fish. (a) Salted fish, especially cod, haddock, and similar fishes that have been salted and dried for food. (b) A marine fish. Salt garden, an arrangement for the natural evaporation of sea water for the production of salt, employing large shallow basins excavated near the seashore. Salt gauge, an instrument used to test the strength of brine; a salimeter. Salt horse, salted beef. [Slang] Salt junk, hard salt beef for use at sea. [Slang] Salt lick. See Lick, n. Salt marsh, grass land subject to the overflow of salt water. Salt-marsh caterpillar (Zool.), an American bombycid moth (Spilosoma acraea which is very destructive to the salt-marsh grasses and to other crops. Called also woolly bear. See Illust. under Moth, Pupa, and Woolly bear, under Woolly. Salt-marsh fleabane (Bot.), a strong-scented composite herb (Pluchea camphorata) with rayless purplish heads, growing in salt marshes. Salt-marsh hen (Zool.), the clapper rail. See under Rail. Salt-marsh terrapin (Zool.), the diamond-back. Salt mine, a mine where rock salt is obtained. Salt pan. (a) A large pan used for making salt by evaporation; also, a shallow basin in the ground where salt water is evaporated by the heat of the sun. (b) pl. Salt works. Salt pit, a pit where salt is obtained or made. Salt rising, a kind of yeast in which common salt is a principal ingredient. [U.S.] Salt raker, one who collects salt in natural salt ponds, or inclosures from the sea. Salt sedative (Chem.), boracic acid. [Obs.] Salt spring, a spring of salt water. Salt tree (Bot.), a small leguminous tree (Halimodendron argenteum) growing in the salt plains of the Caspian region and in Siberia. Salt water, water impregnated with salt, as that of the ocean and of certain seas and lakes; sometimes, also, tears. [1913 Webster] Mine eyes are full of tears, I can not see; And yet salt water blinds them not so much But they can see a sort of traitors here. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Salt-water sailor, an ocean mariner. Salt-water tailor. (Zool.) See Bluefish. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tailor \Tai"lor\, n. [OF. tailleor, F. tailleur, fr. OF. taillier, F. tailler to cut, fr. L. talea a rod, stick, a cutting, layer for planting. Cf. Detail, Entail, Retail, Tally, n.] 1. One whose occupation is to cut out and make men's garments; also, one who cuts out and makes ladies' outer garments. [1913 Webster] Well said, good woman's tailor . . . I would thou wert a man's tailor. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) (a) The mattowacca; -- called also tailor herring. (b) The silversides. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) The goldfish. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] Salt-water tailor (Zool.), the bluefish. [Local, U. S.] --Bartlett. Tailor bird (Zool.), any one of numerous species of small Asiatic and East Indian singing birds belonging to Orthotomus, Prinia, and allied genera. They are noted for the skill with which they sew leaves together to form nests. The common Indian species are Orthotomus longicauda, which has the back, scapulars, and upper tail coverts yellowish green, and the under parts white; and the golden-headed tailor bird (Orthotomus coronatus), which has the top of the head golden yellow and the back and wings pale olive-green. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bluefish \Blue"fish`\, n. (Zool.) 1. A large voracious fish (Pomatomus saitatrix), of the family Carangid[ae], valued as a food fish, and widely distributed on the American coast. On the New Jersey and Rhode Island coast it is called the horse mackerel, in Virginia saltwater tailor, or skipjack. [1913 Webster] 2. A West Indian fish (Platyglossus radiatus), of the family Labrid[ae]. [1913 Webster] Note: The name is applied locally to other species of fishes; as the cunner, sea bass, squeteague, etc. [1913 Webster]




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