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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bay Salt

    Salt made of sea water, which receives its consistence from the heat of the sun, and is so called from its brown colour. The greatest quantities of this salt are made in France, on the coast of Bretagne, Saintonge, &c. from the middle of May to the end of August, by letting the sea water into square pits or basons, where its surface being struck and agitated by the rays of the sun, it thickens at first imperceptibly, and becomes covered over with a slight crust, which hardening by the continuance of the heat, is wholly converted into salt. The water in this condition is scalding hot, and the crystallization is perfected in eight, ten, or at most fifteen days. Ephraim Chambers

    All eruptions of air, though small and slight, give sound, which we call crackling, puffing, spitting, &c. as in bay salt and bay leaves cast into the fire. Francis Bacon, Nat. History, №. 123.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bay salt

    salt which has been obtained from sea water, by evaporation in shallow pits or basins, by the heat of the sun; the large crystalline salt of commerce

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bay salt in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bay salt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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