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common salt

noun
1.
salt1 (def 1).
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80
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  • As though thought were common salt in indefinite solution it must enter a new phase subject to new laws.
  • By contrast, inorganic substances such as common salt are well and truly dead.
  • Ammonium sulfate, ammonium nitrate and common salt were applied at equal salt equivalents to individual tall larkspur plants.
  • Caprock consists of gypsum and shale, from which common salt has been leached by ground water, covered by alluvium.
  • common salt was shoveled into the fire of the kiln when it was at its highest temperature.
  • Sodium chloride--common salt--is but one of many minerals extracted from the lake.
common salt in Science
common salt  
See salt.
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Encyclopedia Article for common salt

sodium chloride

mineral substance of great importance. The mineral form halite, or rock salt, is sometimes called common salt to distinguish it from a class of chemical compounds called salts

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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