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Salt

Flavour, smack. The salt of youth is that vigour and strong passion which then predominates. Shakespeare uses the term on several occasions for strong amorous passion. Thus Iago refers to i…

Road

Gentlemen of the road or Knights of the road. Highwaymen. In the latter a double pun is implied. A first-class highwayman, like Robin Hood, is a “Colossus of Roads.” King of Ro…

Roads

All roads lead to Rome. All efforts of thought converge in a common centre. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894RoanRoad-agent A B C D E F G H I J K L …

On the Road

Most people think Henry Ford invented the automobile. But in fact, the modern automobile was invented in Germany by Karl Benz in 1885. The first …

Road Mileages Between U.S. Cities

Below are several charts which contain the distance between U.S. cities. Scroll down to find your destination and calculate the length of your road trip. table.tableizer-table {bor…

Salt in Beer

In Scotland it was customary to throw a handful of salt on the top of the mash to keep the witches from it. Salt really has the effect of moderating the fermentation and fining the liquor. …

Salt Bread

or Bitter Bread. The bread of affiction or humiliation. Bread too salt is both disagreeable to the taste and indigestible. “Learning how hard it is to get back when once exiled, and h…

Salt in a Coffin

It is still not uncommon to put salt into a coffin, and Moresin tells us the reason; Satan hates salt, because it is the symbol of incorruption and immortality. (Papatus, p. 154.) Source:…

Salt Lake

It has been stated that three buckets of this water will yield one of solid salt. This cannot be true, as water will not hold in solution more than twenty-five per cent. of saline matter. T…

Salt Ring

An attempt to monopolise the sale of salt by a ring or company which bought up some of the largest of our salt-mines. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Salt Ri…