salting

noun

salt·​ing ˈsȯl-tiŋ How to pronounce salting (audio)
chiefly British
: land flooded regularly by tides
usually used in plural

Examples of salting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bluefin was sacrificed to Poseidon, and worshipped in a more domestic fashion: it was preserved by salting, and its guts were fermented into a nutritionally and financially valuable sauce. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 24 July 2023 But as much as half of salting happens on private property, like private roads, driveways, sidewalks and parking lots. Caitlin Looby, Journal Sentinel, 30 Dec. 2022 The team’s research showed that Vikings initially caught cod in the arctic waters off Norway’s Lofoten Islands, whose climate allows for preservation through air drying, rather than more expensive salting. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 2 Jan. 2019 By 1888, enrollment had dipped notably at the West 17th Street school while at least a salting of white students had joined the Black ones. John Freeman Gill, New York Times, 7 Oct. 2022 Other famous people followed his lead, buying ranches all over the West: Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, David Letterman, Tom Brokaw, Michael Keaton, Kanye West, John Mayer, the late Peter Fonda, plus a heavy salting of the Forbes 400. Karen Heller, Washington Post, 16 Aug. 2022 Season with a teeny bit of salt at the beginning, and do the heavy-duty salting at the finish. Marisa Petrarca, SELF, 3 Dec. 2016 The Clintons’ classes are intended to be inspirational and aspirational, with a salting of common sense. Washington Post, 21 Dec. 2021 Added to all that, of course, was a generous salting of classic central European anti-Semitism. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, 13 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1712, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of salting was in 1712

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“Salting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salting. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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