from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An aboriginal name applied to many species of Acacia. Compare sallow and sally, believed by some to be corruptions of the aboriginal word.


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  • A couple of years ago I was talking with Sandy Sallee (who co-runs Black Mountain Outfitters in Montana) about their hunters 'foibles, and she revealed that many of the 50 - and 60-year-olds that Black Mountain guides for elk do a lot better physically than the 20 - and 30-year-olds.

    In Shape

  • Two jumpers [teenagers Robert Sallee and Walter Rumsey] went straight for the ridge, across the advancing fire.


  • Indeed, from Joyce to Lawrence to Burroughs, and from Sallee to Acker to Joanou, modern literary history is fecund with fiction whose importance impacts the reader via its sheer aesthetic bravado.

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • (Robert Sallee in 2005, now sole survivor of the Mann Gulch Fire which he outran at age 17)


  • Sallee stopped to buy some fresh pastries from a young Iraqi man, while from above, Iraqis of all ages leaned out over second and third story balconies to watch the festivities below.

    Carlotta Cooper: No More Happy Iraqi Stories

  • Sallee and his soldiers mingled with Iraqis on a crowded sidewalk lined with goods pouring out of open store fronts on one side and street vendors on the other.

    Carlotta Cooper: No More Happy Iraqi Stories

  • Sallee said events like this one empower the Iraqi people, instilling hope and optimism, which is contagious.

    Carlotta Cooper: No More Happy Iraqi Stories

  • An cweenmm an jamamkitteh, fur eggsampul – an kafleen an Sallee – an Romeow – they ar awl living in mai past!

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  • Ike Sallee led a patrol of Multi-National Division - Baghdad soldiers through the streets of Old Adhamiyah to congratulate Iraqis on this festive occasion and to demonstrate his unit's resolve to keep it a safe and festive occasion for all Iraqis.

    Carlotta Cooper: No More Happy Iraqi Stories

  • "What's most important about today isn't just that it is Muhammad's birthday, but that these people of Adhamiyah have not been able to do this (celebration) for the past five years," Sallee said.

    Carlotta Cooper: No More Happy Iraqi Stories


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  • Sallee is the old name for Salé, is commonly used in phrases such as 'Sallee rovers,' which appear in folk songs and histories. The more formal version of the adjective is Salletine. The surname 'Sallee' derives from this usage. The OED would have us believe that a sallee is a kind of acacia.

    June 5, 2012