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table salt

salt1 (def 1).
Origin of table salt
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It should never be given them in the form of table salt, because they will eat too much of it.

  • If this is not procurable, buy a five-pound bag of table salt and wet it.

  • The bag of table salt should stand in a tub or box of some kind.

    Campward Ho! Unknown
  • Egg-stains may be removed from silver by rubbing with table salt.

  • Dampen the finger, place a quantity of table salt thereon and then rub the teeth where they meet the gums.

    Vitality Supreme Bernarr Macfadden
  • table salt will do very well, but it is rather expensive if large quantities of vegetables are to be preserved.

    Every Step in Canning

    Grace Viall Gray
  • The molecule of table salt contains one atom of sodium and one of chlorine.

    Dynamic Thought William Walker Atkinson
  • Sprinkle plenty of table salt over them, and toss all about with the hands.

  • Then he filled a drinking-glass with warm boiled water and added a few pinches of table salt.

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
  • Sodium chloride (table salt), an important part of the blood, is taken in as a flavoring upon our meats and vegetables.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
British Dictionary definitions for table salt

table salt

salt that is used at table rather than for cooking
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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table salt in Science
table salt
See salt.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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