salting

noun
salt·​ing | \ ˈsȯl-tiŋ How to pronounce salting (audio) \

Definition of salting

chiefly British
: land flooded regularly by tides usually used in plural

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Added to all that, of course, was a generous salting of classic central European anti-Semitism. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "A Democracy Disappears," 13 Apr. 2018 And one final word of wisdom: Under-salting is much more common than over-salting. Don’t be scared. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "We Dry Brine Chicken, and So Should You," 19 Aug. 2017 How else to explain the body of a man found on the saltings with his neck broken? Sarah Perry, Philly.com, "'Essex Serpent': Mythical monster, remarkable heroine," 16 June 2017 And one final word of wisdom: Under-salting is much more common than over-salting. Don’t be scared. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "We Dry Brine Chicken, and So Should You," 15 Aug. 2017 How else to explain the body of a man found on the saltings with his neck broken? Sarah Perry, Philly.com, "'Essex Serpent': Mythical monster, remarkable heroine," 16 June 2017 How else to explain the body of a man found on the saltings with his neck broken? Sarah Perry, Philly.com, "'Essex Serpent': Mythical monster, remarkable heroine," 16 June 2017 How else to explain the body of a man found on the saltings with his neck broken? Sarah Perry, Philly.com, "'Essex Serpent': Mythical monster, remarkable heroine," 16 June 2017 And in Perry’s marshy world of the saltings and science, that’s true enough. Yvonne Zipp, The Christian Science Monitor, "'The Essex Serpent' pits nature against faith in a fabulous summer read," 19 June 2017

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1712, in the meaning defined above

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