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Saltwater   /sˌɔltwˈɑtər/   Listen
Saltwater

noun
1.
Water containing salts.  Synonyms: brine, seawater.



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"Saltwater" Quotes from Famous Books



... narrow ravine ran down to the valley. White veins of gypsum and glittering mica sparkled in the moonlight along its bare edges. If the agile youth could reach this cleft unseen, and crawl through as far as the pool of saltwater, overgrown with tall grass and tangled desert shrubs, at which it ended, he might, aided by ...
— Uarda • Georg Ebers

... servants may do so, but the cottagers have withdrawn their support from the ocean. Saltwater may be carried to the house and used without loss of caste, but bathing in the surf is vulgar. A gentleman may go down and take a dip alone—it had better be at an early hour—and the ladies of the house may be heard to apologize ...
— Baddeck and That Sort of Thing • Charles Dudley Warner

... not study logic at your school, my dear. It does not follow that I wish to be pickled in brine because I like a saltwater plunge at Nahant. I say that conceit is just as natural a thing to human minds as a centre is to a circle. But little-minded people's thoughts move in such small circles that five minutes' conversation gives you ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. I, No. 1, Nov. 1857 • Various

... the blocks between Pacific and Filbert were on fire at Jones Street, and the fire was again threatening Van Ness Avenue, but several engines were pumping, from one to another, saltwater from Black Point and had a stream on the west side of Van Ness ...
— San Francisco During the Eventful Days of April, 1906 • James B. Stetson

... seafaring aspect, found himself sauntering in a certain street near London Bridge. He was a man of above fifty, but looked under forty in consequence of the healthful vigour of his frame, the freshness of his saltwater face, and the blackness of his ...
— Rivers of Ice • R.M. Ballantyne

... compartments, strings of supremely beautiful pearls were spread out, the electric light flecking them with little fiery sparks: pink pearls pulled from saltwater fan shells in the Red Sea; green pearls from the rainbow abalone; yellow, blue, and black pearls, the unusual handiwork of various mollusks from every ocean and of certain mussels from rivers up north; in short, several specimens of incalculable ...
— 20000 Leagues Under the Seas • Jules Verne

... salt—the very salt-water, laden with decaying organisms, from which, though not polluted further by a dozen sewers, Ulysses had to cleanse himself, anointing, too, with oil, ere he was fit to appear in the company of Nausicaa of Greece? She dirties herself with the dirty saltwater; and probably chills and tires herself by walking thither and back, and staying in too long; and then flaunts on the pier, bedizened in garments which, for monstrosity of form and disharmony of colours, ...
— Sanitary and Social Lectures and Essays • Charles Kingsley



Words linked to "Saltwater" :   i, fresh water, bromine, sodium chloride, atomic number 35, water, H2O, calcium chloride, k, Na, evaporite, saltwater fish, iodine, sodium, atomic number 53, potassium, brine, br, red tide, atomic number 19, seawater, common salt, iodin, atomic number 11



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