salty dog

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salty dog

A sailor, especially a man, who is older and/or has had a lot of experience on the seas. The bar was packed with old salty dogs who'd travelled all across the world, sharing stories of their adventures.
See also: dog, salty
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A SALTY Dog is, quite simply, Procul Harum's best album, one of the finest examples of a rock album co-opting elements of classical music.
A Salty Dog, along with The Kinks' Village Preservation Society and The Move's Shazam, are classic 60s albums by British bands that deserved far more recognition and success when they were released, and are well worth another listen now as rereleased CDs.
Who out there hasn't pounded down a half-dozen whiskey sours, a few dirty martinis and a Salty Dog chaser, hoisted themselves out of the big leather chair by the fireplace, struggled to strap on the bindings, borrowed a few crooked poles and thrown themselves down the triple-black-diamond run knowing full well that, if something went horribly wrong, at least there'd be another person with lots of down padding, or a stately pine tree with a thick trunk, ready to break their wicked somersault?