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  • The dress of the paludier is a smock-frock of irreproachable whiteness, with pockets, white shoes, gaiters, and linen breeches, an enormous black flap hat turned up on the side in a point or horn.

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  • They are loyal and devout, true to their word, courageous and enduring; though the paludier is miserably poor, from the oppressiveness of the salt-tax, he never complains.

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  • The paludier is tall in stature; their women remarkable for their fair complexions, which contrast strongly with their sunburnt neighbours.

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  • The heat of the sun and the wind effect the evaporation, which the paludier assists by stirring the water from time to time.

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  • French "salt farmer" who traditionally collected and processed sea water by hand to produce sea salt.

    January 23, 2010