salt with

salt something with something

1. Lit. to put a variety of salt or a salt substitute onto some food. Oscar salts his food with a salt substitute. Did you salt your meat with salt or something else?
2. Fig. to put something into something as a lure. (Refers to putting a bit of gold dust into a mine in order to deceive someone into buying the mine.) The land agent salted the bank of the stream with a little gold dust hoping for a land rush to start. Someone salted the mine to fool the prospectors.
See also: salt
References in classic literature ?
I know it, madame," replied the count; "but we are in France, and not in Arabia, and in France eternal friendships are as rare as the custom of dividing bread and salt with one another.
It concerneth likewise the health of the plantation, that they have good store of salt with them, that they may use it in their victuals, when it shall be necessary.
After I had begun to eat some I gave some to my man, who seemed very glad of it, and liked it very well; but that which was strangest to him was to see me eat salt with it.
Founder, Lee Williamson, wanted to share his passion for bathing in natural sea salt with the world.
Seasoning salts--Smoked salts and blends of salt with spicesalso add flavor.
We compared the amount of salt with that found in ready-salted Walkers crisps - 0.
Ready to hightail it back to AC HQ when ChefVernon Morales dashes out of Salt with a bundle in his arms.
Numidian nomads and certain Bedouins who feed on fish and roasted meat never eat salt with food.
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