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  • n. The quality of being saline.
  • n. The concentration of salt in a solution.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Salineness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Saline or salty character or quality; degree of saltiness; salineness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
  • n. the relative proportion of salt in a solution


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  • What a salient citation.

    June 26, 2008

  • I am told these men are the salt of the earth
         (I cannot testify to their salinity,
         all I can see is they scratch their genitals).
    Some may be worse, none can be more disgusting.
         Guttural bucolics ham-philosophise,
         the gormless spout politics 'Them MPs
    is thick as shit, thick as shit them MPs.'

    - Peter Reading, New Start, from Fiction, 1979

    June 26, 2008