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salt junk

noun, Nautical Slang.
salted beef or pork.
Origin of salt junk
1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The boys said the officers were sick of salt-junk, and meant to have turtle-soup before they came home.

    If, Yes and Perhaps Edward Everett Hale

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