- salting out,
Origin of saltire
Examples from the Web for saltire
Someone has added a small Saltire to one of the wreaths, paying tribute to a shared history that was forged in battle.Voter Intimidation Grips Scotland as It Votes on Independence|Nico Hines|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“One extra Saltire among a sea of flags seems like a fair way to celebrate,” he said.Andy Murray Survived Dunblane School Massacre Before Winning Wimbledon|Nico Hines|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The first night at Cottingdean Lord Saltire had his writing-desk unpacked, and took therefrom a rusty key.
At the Dissolution the arms were Gules, two keys in saltire surmounted by a sword in pale, argent.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]|H. J. L. J. Mass
Attached to the latter is a collared baboon; beneath is a shield charged with the arms of the see of York, two keys in saltire.Wood Carvings in English Churches|Francis Bond
He was referring to his having told Lord Saltire that he had seen Charles.
A Bishop has: His official coat of arms, his mitre, two crosiers in saltire behind his escutcheon.A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
less commonly saltier
Word Origin for saltire
c.1400, an ordinary that resembles a St. Andrew's Cross on a shield or flag, consisting of a bend dexter and a bend sinister crossing each other, from Middle French saultoir, literally "stirrup," from Medieval Latin saltatorium, properly neuter of Latin saltatorius "pertaining to leaping," from salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)). The connection between a stirrup and the diagonal cross is perhaps the two deltoid shapes that comprise the cross.