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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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I had lost my son, I was at rock bottom, nothing could TRAGIC Erick's grieving father told how the vile graffiti "was like rubbing salt in our open wounds".
I guess many would say I am simply rubbing salt into the wound if I were to suggest that the six figure expense of the library fiasco could have been spent on this worthy event.
The Taxpayers' Alliance, which campaigns for lower taxes, said the use of an 0845 number was "rubbing salt into the wounds" of claimants.
His comments included "they shouldn't be rubbing cream on his burns, they should be rubbing salt into them".
I could of course provide glowing reports of the seamless public transport systems I used in both Holland and Denmark, but that would be the equivalent of rubbing salt in an open wound!
"It is rubbing salt into our wounds when the two main beneficiaries are bookmakers and racecourses."
Rubbing salt into the wounds, the patient was told not once, but twice, she did not have the disease.
Inmate Jamie Chapman complained that donning Father Christmas-style headgear was "rubbing salt in the wound" of inmates who were missing relatives during the festive season.
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.
The other four races on the third day of Cheltenham 2006 also went the bookies' way, with L'Antartique (20-1), Idole First (12-1), Butler's Cabin (33-1) and Oscar Park (14-1) rubbing salt in backers' gaping wounds.
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.