This latter appearance is chiefly caused by the salts
being drawn up, during the slow evaporation of the moisture, round blades of dead grass, stumps of wood, and pieces of broken earth, instead of being crystallized at the bottoms of the puddles of water.
From the banks of the big river to the shores of the salt
lake, there was none to meet us.
Afterwards we proceeded on to Kentucke river without opposition; and on the first day of April began to erect the fort of Boonsborough at a salt
lick, about sixty yards from the river, on the S.
Here he had been blowing and bragging about his grand meat-feast twice a year, and his fresh meat twice a month, and his salt
meat twice a week, and his white bread every Sunday the year round -- all for a family of three; the entire cost for the year not above 69.
Men shoot us in the water and club us on the land; Men drive us to the Salt
House like silly sheep and tame, And still we sing Lukannon--before the sealers came.
Now you must empty all the salt
into the porridge-pot,' said Snati.
Travelling hard all night, we found ourselves next morning past the plain; but the road we were in was not more commodious, the points of the rocks pierced our feet; to increase our perplexities we were alarmed with the approach of an armed troop, which our fear immediately suggested to be the Galles, who chiefly beset these passes of the mountains; we put ourselves on the defensive, and expected them, whom, upon a more exact examination, we found to be only a caravan of merchants come as usual to fetch salt
It was eight o'clock when the train passed through the defiles of the Humboldt Range, and half-past nine when it penetrated Utah, the region of the Great Salt
Lake, the singular colony of the Mormons.
There were fringes of ice along the sea margin, with drifting masses further out; but the main expanse of that salt
ocean, all bloody under the eternal sunset, was still unfrozen.
This is a great lake of salt
water, laving the feet of the mountains, but extending far to the west-southwest, into one of those vast and elevated plateaus of land, which range high above the level of the Pacific.
He had an extremely disturbing air of being everlastingly ready (even when seated at table at my right hand before a plate of salt
beef) to grapple with some impending calamity.
There's a hundred hogshead o' salt
in the bins; an' we hain't more'n covered our dunnage to now.
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.
So now the bird set the table, and the mouse looked after the food and, wishing to prepare it in the same way as the sausage, by rolling in and out among the vegetables to salt
and butter them, she jumped into the pot; but she stopped short long before she reached the bottom, having already parted not only with her skin and hair, but also with life.
It was like the salt
which his nurse used to tell him about: you could catch any bird by putting salt
on his tail; and once he had taken a little bag of it into Kensington Gardens.