Origin of sal
< Latin sāl; see salt1
- a male given name, form of Salvatore.
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Examples from the Web for sal
Sal Henderson, for instance, tells us that football is the only thing that makes his life better.
A coach finally revives him, but Sal remembers nothing of the play.
For two decades Sue Sally (“Sal”) Hale disguised herself as a man so that she could play in matches with men around the country.Breaking Polo's Grass Ceiling
August 20, 2014
It held aspirin, Sal Hepatica, cigarette papers and a Mason jar full of tobacco.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis
June 7, 2014
Bar., the Faulkner adaptation As I Lay Dying, and the Sal Mineo biopic Sal, which was released on Nov. 1.James Franco On ‘Sal,’ Banksy, His Gay Fascination, and That Faulkner Cover
November 4, 2013
And there was Sal's mother in the background, and then came Dinney and Hunkie.Gloria and Treeless Street
Annie Hamilton Donnell
A tincture for the gums may be made of three ounces of the tincture of bark, and half an ounce of sal ammoniac, mixed together.
W—k may stand for Wyck, and S—l for Sal, for that is the barmaid's name.
"That girl's name is Sal, she's in it," she added, in a lower voice.
Happily then for Diamond, old Sal had gone out to get some gin.At the Back of the North Wind
- a pharmacological term for salt (def. 3)
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Word Origin and History for sal
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