“I don't care,” said Caleb to himself, “for I have got the other half of the salt-cellar;” and he went back for that.
Dont dip your meat in the salt-cellar, or put your knife in your mouth.
Carefully avoid cutting bread with your own knife, or taking salt with it from the salt-cellar.
The second part of salt-cellar is not the same word as in wine-cellar.
Six months afterwards, the salt-cellar was produced to the children, who were astonished to see that the oil had disappeared.
This salt-cellar acted as a barometer, not for weather, but for rank.
Mr. Mafferton occasionally removed his eyes from the salt-cellar during this meal, and even ventured a remark or two.
Nalboon turned to Seaton, plainly asking for the salt-cellar.
But my poor mother would rather lose every salt-cellar, Colonel Cheffins, than have a man shot dead on her stairs.
The salt-cellar was put on a saucer, and covered with a glass tumbler.
mid-15c., from salt (n.) + saler "salt-cellar" (14c.), from Old French salier "salt box" (Modern French salière), from Latin salarium, noun use of adjective meaning "pertaining to salt," from a diminutive of Latin sal "salt." As the connection between *saler and "salt" was lost, salt- was tacked on to the beginning; second element altered on model of cellar.