Delicate morsels of beef and pork, cut on scientific principles from every part of the animal, and of all conceivable shapes and sizes, are carefully packed in salt
, and stored away in barrels; affording a never-ending variety in their different degrees of toughness, and in the peculiarities of their saline properties.
The purity of the Patagonian salt
, or absence from it of those other saline bodies found in all sea-water, is the only assignable cause for this inferiority: a conclusion which no one, I think, would have suspected, but which is supported by the fact lately ascertained,  that those salts
answer best for preserving cheese which contain most of the deliquescent chlorides.
Men in accurate clothes, with faces like those carved on cherry stones by the old salts
in sailors' homes, turned and stared at Dulcie as she sped, unheeding, past them.
The housekeeper comes in with strong salts
, and Tom soon recovers enough to sit up.
Lady Carey disembarked, a complete wreck, leaning on the arm of her maid, and with a bottle of smelling salts
clutched in her hand.
I followed my aunt with a modest medicinal peace-offering, in the shape of a bottle of salts
The water, when Lady Glyde attempted to drink it, had so strange a taste that it increased her faintness, and she hastily took the bottle of salts
from Count Fosco, and smelt at it.
Your fathers came from the setting sun, crossed the big river*, fought the people of the country, and took the land; and mine came from the red sky of the morning, over the salt
lake, and did their work much after the fashion that had been set them by yours; then let God judge the matter between us, and friends spare their words
Sometimes we saw hundreds in a drove, and the numbers about the salt
springs were amazing.
It was made of small juicy clams, scarcely bigger than hazel nuts, mixed with pounded ship biscuit, and salted
pork cut up into little flakes; the whole enriched with butter, and plentifully seasoned with pepper and salt
You see, in addi- tion to the dinner-materials, which called for a suffi- ciently round sum, I had bought a lot of extras for the future comfort of the family: for instance, a big lot of wheat, a delicacy as rare to the tables of their class as was ice-cream to a hermit's; also a sizeable deal dinner-table; also two entire pounds of salt
, which was another piece of extravagance in those people's eyes; also crockery, stools, the clothes, a small cask of beer, and so on.
If it was ever intended that I should go across salt
water, do you suppose Providence would have cast my lot in an island?