[sal-tuh s, sawl-]
Origin of saltus
1655–65; < New Latin, Latin: a leap. See salt2
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Examples from the Web for saltus
"Imperial Purple" marks the high-tide of Saltus's peculiar genius.
Characteristic of Saltus is the use of the Spanish word for nightingale.
Saltus then asked Wilde why Dorian Gray was cut by his friends.
Saltus has (or had) an exuberant fondness for Donizetti and Rossini.
Heyse's play appeared in 1899, eight years after Saltus's novel.
- a break in the continuity of a sequence, esp the omission of a necessary step in a logical argument
Latin: a leap
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