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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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BM1 Old Salt was confident he could operate the crane; it was "not much different" from one he had operated once before.
Old Salt makes around pounds 35 and the small Captain Cuttle pounds 65.
The Old Salt Fall King of the Beach just happens to be one of the Hasson family's favorites.
Last month James Wharton, Conservative candidate for Stockton South, led calls for a geographic survey of old salt mines and cavities beneath the Tees estuary.
With his big bushy beard and black fisherman's cap, Des O'Connell looked like, and indeed was, a real old salt.
I was taught to swim by Mr Covey in the old Salt Lake swimming pool - does anyone remember the old Billy Pool situated in the rocks off West Drive?
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.
Turns out the owner (same guy who fancied Napoleon) picked up a collection of clipper ship models while in Cape Cod and opted for the old salt decor here: ship's clock, Honduran mahogany bar, crow's nest on a load-bearing pillar, belaying pins, lots of brass.
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.
Not to put too fine a point on it, the leathery old salt thinks Charles is a prat.
Any old salt could have told them the sea has a way of bringing boastful sailors back to earth.
Tanner Company, the 75-year old Salt Lake City-based provider of high-impact employee recognition solutions, first turned to Forsythe in early 2003 for help with two mission-critical IT issues: the performance of the company's order-processing environment, and the storage and recovery of the data that drives its business.
Global fertilizer and salt maker K+S Group has announced the launch of a major expansion project at an almost 6 decades old salt mine in Windsor, Ont.
If you are a grizzled old salt who dedicated his angling life long ago to catching a 30lb-plus cod but are still trying, this is where you tear out your remaining hair.
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.