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Salting

 

in the fur industry, the treatment of semifinished pelts in an aqueous solution of common salt in order to restore hygro-scopicity, plasticity, and softness, properties partially lost during such previous processes as pickling, bleaching, and dyeing.

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It's just rubbing salt into an already deep wound having to witness officers wearing silly hats.
Even our council is rubbing salt into the wounds of the workers by asking them to pay for insulating council stock houses while the parasites get the whole lot free.
Travelling fans had been infuriated by their side's performance, with Malcolm's response rubbing salt into their wounds.
Victim Melanie's mum, Susan Patrick, 53, said: "It's like she is rubbing salt in our wounds.
Rubbing salt into English wounds only 24 hours after the national team could only manage a disappointing 0-0 draw with Bulgaria at Wembley, Mr Helmet Kern single-handedly knocked out 256 rivals to take the title of World Conker Champion.
And after breaking Curly's heart by choosing her career over babies, Sarah's rubbing salt into the wound by being pregnant in Where The Heart Is.
To strip him of his powers but not all his perks and salary is rubbing salt into our wounds.
One said: "I couldn't believe they could be so insensitive - it was like rubbing salt into the wound.