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Old salt   /oʊld sɔlt/   Listen
Old salt

A man who serves as a sailor.  Synonyms: gob, Jack, Jack-tar, mariner, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, tar.

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"Old salt" Quotes from Famous Books

... God!" moaned Joe, but in another moment, "Poor old Salt Peter! They must have killed him when he wouldn't stop. Sing—" but Hop Sing had vanished, leaving only his white apron across the ...
— Down the Mother Lode • Vivia Hemphill

... used to sit around the fire-place while they teased him by slyly pouring corn into the huge pockets of his old Revolutionary Army coat. Although over eighty years of age, the love of the chase never died, and he often took his old rifle and spectacles and sat by the old salt lick and waited for the deer which never came. (So said Richard Cannon, of Hardin, to me in 1886, who knew him well, and also spoke of his Revolutionary services). He died in March, 1823, on the farm of his son John, (15), near Hardin, and was buried in the old Hardin graveyard. The grave ...
— The Stephens Family - A Genealogy of the Descendants of Joshua Stevens • Bascom Asbury Cecil Stephens

Words linked to "Old salt" :   bo's'n, bosun, steerer, officer, ship's officer, sea lawyer, pilot, bos'n, able seaman, sailor, whaler, gob, able-bodied seaman, bargeman, lighterman, helmsman, roustabout, bo'sun, deckhand, boatswain, crewman, bargee, steersman

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