The survivors needed hope for a brighter future, and Murakami sought to supply a salving narrative through his art.
In an hour from the time of salving the flying-boat the "Meteor" was ready to shed her now superfluous 'midship divisions.
Then, with the salving of his torment, his senses seemed to return.
Having been remiss in her duty, Miss Lupton was salving her conscience by being extra severe now.
I worked all day now, salving and boating off a cargo to the sloop.
We scrambled out as best we could, and lost no time in salving the mailbag and our instruments.
But he did not remember to have heard that the salving of derelict hospitals was one of Sir Leopold's hobbies.
I won't have you fighting with buyers, taking their insults, kowtowing to them, salving them.
If I can reach it in time and beach her, there may be one chance in a thousand of salving her, after all.
It is easy to scold, hard alike to salve and save; but the salving and saving must be done.
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.