from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mine where rock-salt is obtained.


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  • There is an old salt-mine in the mountains of the Saltzkammergut above Ischl which corresponds so closely to Flashman's description that it must surely be the same one.


  • I can only tell you what was said and done that morning in that godforsaken salt-mine above Ischl. "It ain't a reprieve, you know!" cries he.


  • * Steiger, the foreman in a salt-mine so spry, but once they'd telegraphed our Vienna embassy, and the Frogs ', and our ambassadors had requested an urgent audience with the Emperor in person ... well, silence fell.


  • Not that I bear him a grudge, much, for he was a jolly little teetotum, bursting with good intentions, and you may say it wasn't his fault that they paved my road to Hell - which lay at the bottom of a salt-mine, and it's only by the grace of God that I ain't there yet, entombed in everlasting rock.


  • Then they put you on a stretcher and went up the mountain to the mouth of the salt-mine.


  • I had a sudden memory of the salt-mine and that cold steel being driven ruthlessly home ... and call it sour grapes if you like, but I found myself warming to the thought of Princess Kralta.


  • "You're in an old salt-mine in the Saltzkammergut, in the mountains above Ischl," 19 says Willem.


  • October 16, 2008 at 9:24 am might be a while, back to the salt-mine.

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  • Lady Mary had just arrived, having passed through the mountains from the salt-mine district, and were about to take up their residence in the hotel for a few days.

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  • We had traversed the last level, and had reached what is generally called the end of the salt-mine; but we were still a long way distant from the pure air and the sunshine.

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