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Definition: Salt-water tailor
, a. [Compar. Salter
; superl. Saltest
sealt, salt. See Salt
1. Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt;
prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted;
as, salt beef; salt water. “Salt tears.”
2. Overflowed with, or growing in, salt water; as, a salt
marsh; salt grass.
3. Fig.: Bitter; sharp; pungent.
I have a salt and sorry rheum offends me. --Shak.
4. Fig.: Salacious; lecherous; lustful. --Shak.
(Chem.), hydrochloric acid.
, an apparatus for evaporating brine; a salt
, a flat piece of ground covered with saline
efflorescences. [Western U.S.] --Bartlett.
(Chem.), the white caked mass, consisting of
sodium sulphate, which is obtained as the product of the
first stage in the manufacture of soda, according to
(a) Salted fish, especially cod, haddock, and similar
fishes that have been salted and dried for food.
(b) A marine fish.
, an arrangement for the natural evaporation of
sea water for the production of salt, employing large
shallow basins excavated near the seashore.
, an instrument used to test the strength of
brine; a salimeter.
, salted beef. [Slang]
, hard salt beef for use at sea. [Slang]
. See Lick
, grass land subject to the overflow of salt
(Zo["o]l.), an American bombycid
moth (Spilosoma acr[ae]a
which is very destructive to
the salt-marsh grasses and to other crops. Called also
. See Illust. under Moth
, under Woolly
(Bot.), a strong-scented composite herb
) with rayless purplish heads,
growing in salt marshes.
(Zo["o]l.), the clapper rail. See under
(Zo["o]l.), the diamond-back.
, a mine where rock salt is obtained.
(a) A large pan used for making salt by evaporation; also,
a shallow basin in the ground where salt water is
evaporated by the heat of the sun.
(b) pl. Salt works.
, a pit where salt is obtained or made.
, a kind of yeast in which common salt is a
principal ingredient. [U.S.]
, one who collects salt in natural salt ponds, or
inclosures from the sea.
(Chem.), boracic acid. [Obs.]
, a spring of salt water.
(Bot.), a small leguminous tree (Halimodendron argenteum
) growing in the salt plains of the Caspian
region and in Siberia.
, water impregnated with salt, as that of the
ocean and of certain seas and lakes; sometimes, also,
Mine eyes are full of tears, I can not see;
And yet salt water blinds them not so much
But they can see a sort of traitors here. --Shak.
, an ocean mariner.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Bluefish
, n. [OF. tailleor, F. tailleur, fr. OF.
taillier, F. tailler to cut, fr. L. talea a rod, stick, a
cutting, layer for planting. Cf. Detail
1. One whose occupation is to cut out and make men's
garments; also, one who cuts out and makes ladies' outer
Well said, good woman's tailor . . . I would thou
wert a man's tailor. --Shak.
(a) The mattowacca; -- called also tailor herring
(b) The silversides.
3. (Zo["o]l.) The goldfish. [Prov. Eng.]
(Zo["o]l.), the bluefish. [Local, U. S.]
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
small Asiatic and East Indian singing birds belonging to
, and allied genera. They are noted
for the skill with which they sew leaves together to form
nests. The common Indian species are Orthotomus longicauda
, which has the back, scapulars, and upper tail
coverts yellowish green, and the under parts white; and
the golden-headed tailor bird (Orthotomus coronatus
which has the top of the head golden yellow and the back
and wings pale olive-green.