His only salve has been counting down the days until graduation.
In one scene, an unnamed housekeeper recommends shopping in Montecito as a salve for acute sexual jealousy.
She sees this book as less a trip down memory lane than a salve on a wound.
As his trademark, President salve Kiir proudly wears a black cowboy hat given to him by President George W. Bush.
Then came remedies: the powder, the salve, the wondrous elixir.
Thereupon I took occasion to give them some pictures, and to erect a cross before their wigwams, singing a salve Regina.
And the salve to the qualm was always the same remembrance that the deed had not been done yet.
It was a poor attempt to salve over a wound wantonly and most ungenerously inflicted.
Here in the door-way, or ostium, we stop to note the "salve!"
In both cases, of course, the salve or ointment was applied to the weapon.
Old English sealf "healing ointment," from West Germanic *salbo- "oily substance" (cf. Old Saxon salba, Middle Dutch salve, Dutch zalf, Old High German salba, German salbe "ointment"), from PIE *solpa-, from root *selp- "fat, butter" (cf. Greek elpos "fat, oil," Sanskrit sarpis "melted butter"). The figurative sense of "something to soothe wounded pride, etc." is from 1736.
Old English sealfian "anoint (a wound) with salve," from Proto-Germanic *salbojanan (cf. Dutch zalven, German salben, Gothic salbon "to anoint"), from the root of salve (n.). Figurative use from c.1200. Related: Salved; salving.
"to save from loss at sea," 1706, back-formation from salvage (n.) or salvable. Related: Salved; salving.
salve (sāv, säv)
An analgesic or medicinal ointment.