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Recent Examples on the Web The latest of these is Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa, Uttarakhand, a series of villas on a terraced hillside, thick with sal and rosewood trees, where the Ganges flows swiftly through like liquid jade. Steve King, Condé Nast Traveler, "Exploring India’s Spiritual Center from the New Taj Rishikesh," 23 Dec. 2019 No one inside the sal McClatchyNew Jersey Police Department Related stories from Miami Herald Drugged driver killed 13 churchgoers in bus crash, police say. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, "A slingshot shattered car windows on an interstate. The culprit drove a semi, Illinois cops say," 4 June 2018 If using the optional sal de gusano, pour a generous amount on a plate. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Susan Coss helped make mezcal popular. Now she has to keep mezcal real.," 15 Feb. 2018 Two to try in L.A.:Asanebo, for yellowtail sashimi with black lava salt, and Parks BBQ, for wagyu ggot sal and the kimchi pancake. CNT, "Chef Ludo Lefebvre On the Perks of Dining Alone," 24 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of sal

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sal

Middle English, from Latin — more at salt

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“Sal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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Medical Definition of sal

: salt — see sal ammoniac

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