Usage examples for salts

  1. He did everything in the garden, and about the house; and in the house, too, when his wife was ill, for he can turn his hand to most anything, like most old salts – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  2. But this Opinion may be easily shown to be Erroneous, as by other Arguments, so particularly by the lately deliver'd Method of distinguishing the Tribes of Salts – Experiments and Considerations Touching Colours (1664) by Robert Boyle
  3. Old salts are always ready to pity landsmen, and to overwhelm them with 'Bless you's! – Heroes of the Goodwin Sands by Thomas Stanley Treanor