What does the word saline mean?

Usage examples for saline

  1. She must have lingered far behind, and been overtaken by the eruption of liquid saline mud, which, as Sir J. W. Dawson has shown, would attend or follow the outburst of bituminous matter, so that her fate was the natural consequence of her heart being still in Sodom. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  2. I there pointed out the great proneness to a change in hue which divers circumstances are apt to induce; and I particularly instanced proximity to the sea- shore, and other saline spots, as well as an attachment to calcareous districts, as amongst the most powerful of the deranging contingences. – On the Variation of Species, with Especial Reference to the Insecta ; Followed by an Inquiry into the Nature of Genera by Thomas Vernon Wollaston
  3. They would give her this saline draught just at present and not worry about her. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming

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