Origin of table salt
First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for table salt
Half a drachm or more of table-salt and a few drachms of sugar ought to be added to the daily mess.
The addition of rock- or table-salt to the bath is a welcome stimulant.
A grain of the sublimate in a pint or more of water, with a drachm of table-salt, will be found both mild and efficient.
- salt that is used at table rather than for cooking
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