old salt

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old salt

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 salts who'd travelled all across the world, sharing stories of their adventures.
See also: old, salt
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She singled out from their number an old salt, whose bare arms and feet, and exposed breast, were covered with as many inscriptions in India ink as the lid of an Egyptian sarcophagus.
the winning beach is a large sandy bay with rock pools sheltered by sloping hills, with views of historic relics including an old salt house and lifeboat station.
They may have an old salt for a company mascot, but the food ingredients people at Birds Eye are cutting down on the salt content in ready meals and snacks marketed to children, in face of a study indicating that British youngsters consume twice as much salt as they should.
Purists, fussbudgets and naysayers may object that the whole point of being a board member is to be an old salt who has sailed the high seas of finance and has loads of experience.
The M5 Sights Guide includes facts, descriptions and histories of sites like the Smethwick Industrial Services chimney and an old salt barn, which holds 2,000 tons of salt just off Junction 4 near Stourbridge.
Aside from my personal delight as an old salt among fellow sailors, as an Air Force representative, I'm pleased to be here tonight with the Navy element of the NRO because of the long and constructive relationship we've enjoyed.
Like an old salt with an entertaining but unwieldy yarn to spin, she knows how to pick her details carefully.
Ivana Trump let it all hang out on board her yacht yesterday - proving that even for an old salt, a life on the ocean wave isn't all plain sailing.
Shipmates in the Corsairs Deep Sea Angling Club who fly the Jolly Roger on their notepaper lined the boat-rails in salute when Don Cosgrove, an old salt of 66, reeled in a 96lb conger eel on a club outing from Exmouth, Devon.
It was said when an old salt retired and wanted to get far away from the sea, that he should sling an anchor over his shoulder and travel inland until he was asked what it was.