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Salt in a Coffin

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It is still not uncommon to put salt into a coffin, and Moresin tells us the reason; Satan hates salt, because it is the symbol of incorruption and immortality. (Papatus, p. 154.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Salt
Salt Bread or Bitter Bread
Salt-cellar (A)
Salt Hill (Eton)
Salt Junk
Salt Lake
Salt Ring
Salt River
Salt an Invoice (To)
Salt in Beer
Salt in a Coffin
Salt Losing its Savour
Salt on His Tail (Lay)
Saltarello
Saltpetre (French, saltpetre)
Salute
Salutations
Salve
Salve
Sam
Sam Weller