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Moby-Dick: Salt

Salt

  1. an old or experienced sailor
  2. Defintion 2

The word salt appears in the following sentences from Moby-Dick:

Chapter 1 > Paragraph 7 > Sentence 3:

Besides, passengers get sea-sick—grow quarrelsome—don't sleep of nights—do not enjoy themselves much, as a general thing;—no, I never go as a passenger; nor, though I am something of a salt, do I ever go to sea as a Commodore, or a Captain, or a Cook.

Chapter 15 > Paragraph 11 > Sentence 4:

It was made of small juicy clams, scarcely bigger than hazel nuts, mixed with pounded ship biscuits, and salted pork cut up into little flakes! the whole enriched with butter, and plentifully seasoned with pepper and salt.

Chapter 18 > Paragraph 22 > Sentence 1:

Something of the salt sea yet lingered in old Bildad's language, heterogeneously mixed with Scriptural and domestic phrases.

Chapter 25 > Paragraph 2 > Sentence 3:

How they use the salt, precisely—who knows?

Chapter 74 > Paragraph 3 > Sentence 5:

In the present instance, too, this dignity is heightened by the pepper and salt color of his head at the summit, giving token of advanced age and large experience.

Chapter 101 > Paragraph 4 > Sentence 8:

However, the masts did not go overboard; and by and by we scrambled down, so sober, that we had to pass the flip again, though the savage salt spray bursting down the forecastle scuttle, rather too much diluted and pickled it for my taste.

Chapter 111 > Paragraph 4 > Sentence 1:

But few thoughts of Pan stirred Ahab's brain, as standing, like an iron statue at his accustomed place beside the mizen rigging, with one nostril he unthinkingly snuffed the sugary musk from the Bashee isles (in whose sweet woods mild lovers must be walking), and with the other consciously inhaled the salt breath of the new found sea; that sea in which the hated White Whale must even then be swimming.

Chapter 134 > Paragraph 7 > Sentence 1:

"By salt and hemp!" cried Stubb, "but this swift motion of the deck creeps up one's legs and tingles at the heart.

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