spirits of salt definition, spirits of salt meaning | English dictionary


spirits of salt


      n   functioning as sing or pl   a solution of hydrochloric acid in water  
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alcohol, firewater, liquor, strong liquor, the hard stuff     (informal)  

high spirits     
abandon, boisterousness, exhilaration, exuberance, good cheer, hilarity, joie de vivre, rare good humour  

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avant de bien connaître un homme, il faut avoir mangé une livre de sel avec lui
aux malheureux, les vers naissent même dans le sel
chaque âge a ses plaisirs, son esprit et ses moeurs
ce qu'un homme ne dit pas est le sel de la conversation
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