Attic salt

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  • There would not be enough attic salt in it to save it. Cited from Love, Life & Work, by Elbert Hubbard
  • We must be seasoned with something stronger than Attic salt, or we shall be cast out and trodden under foot of men. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 70, August, 1863
  • It is throughout seasoned with Attic salt, and I think you will find the taste of it tolerably good. Cited from The Learned Women, by Moliere (Poquelin)
  • If some of the potatoes were slightly burned and others a little raw, the occasion added a flavor better than Attic salt. Cited from Nature's Serial Story, by E. P. Roe
  • The remaining band members assembled a group that played a few shows around the release of the last record Gara played on, Attic Salt.
  • Cullen's regular Sunday column, known as Attic Salt, runs on the front page of the features section.
  • They made a butt of him as it was; he felt he could never stand between them for a whole morning now, and have Attic salt put upon his wounds. Cited from Children of the Ghetto, by I. Zangwill [AKA: Israel Zangwill]
  • As the dinner waned, hands reached for the pepper cruet rather than for the shaker of Attic salt. Cited from The Trimmed Lamp, etc., by O. Henry
  • Triumph swam in my father's eyes, at the repartee -- the Attic salt brought water into them -- and so Obadiah heard no more about it. Cited from Life of Tristram Shandy, by Laurence Sterne
  • He was rich in the kind of Attic salt which, was characteristic of Boston in the middle century; the product of an almost excessive culture erected on sound, native brains. Cited from Hawthorne and His Circle, by Julian Hawthorne
  • To appreciate his noble and tragic distinction with the due pinch of Attic salt it is necessary to be possessed of more imagination than most persons are able to summon up. Cited from One Hundred Best Books, by John Cowper Powys
  • As there is a tradition that birds may be caught by sprinkling salt upon their tails, so the best and the most numerous dinners are secured by a judicious management of Attic salt. Cited from Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, Complete, ed. by Sir Mark Lemon
  • Attic Salt was released on vinyl for the first time by German label oscarson on May 6, 2014.
  • There are all kinds of guessing of riddles -- often very ingenious as become the possessors of "Attic salt." Cited from A Day In Old Athens, William Stearns Davis
  • Can it come from the M.D.'s prescription; or is it the grain of Attic salt or wit for which allowance has to be made in every well-told story? Cited from Notes & Queries, No. 22, 1850.03.30, by Various
  • The conversation of most I have met here is seasoned with a smack of mental ozone, Attic salt, which struck me as being rare among the tillers of California soil. Cited from Steep Trails, by John Muir
  • It is not uncommon to find attic salt in the first floor from heaven, but rather difficult to find the occupier enabled to procure salt whereby to render porridge palateable. Cited from Real Life In London, Volumes I and II, by Pierce Egan
  • There is the attic salt which springs from the charm in the words, from the flash of wit, from the spirited and brilliant sally. Cited from Book of Wise Sayings, by W. A. Clouston
  • Lucian stayed long enough in Athens to acquire a mastery of Attic Greek, and his public discourses could not have been without full seasoning of Attic salt. Cited from Trips to the Moon, by Lucian
  • With infinitely less Attic salt, but with as much heartiness as Aristophanes could have done, the popular rhymers gave the minister ample opportunity to understand the position which he occupied in the Netherlands. Cited from Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1561-62 by Motley
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