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 for Salt-water tailor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salt \Salt\, a. [Compar. Salter; superl. Saltest.] [AS.
     sealt, salt. See Salt, n.]
     1. Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt;
        prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted;
        as, salt beef; salt water. "Salt tears." --Chaucer.
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     2. Overflowed with, or growing in, salt water; as, a salt
        marsh; salt grass.
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     3. Fig.: Bitter; sharp; pungent.
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              I have a salt and sorry rheum offends me. --Shak.
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     4. Fig.: Salacious; lecherous; lustful. --Shak.
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     Salt acid (Chem.), hydrochloric acid.
     Salt block, an apparatus for evaporating brine; a salt
        factory. --Knight.
     Salt bottom, a flat piece of ground covered with saline
        efflorescences. [Western U.S.] --Bartlett.
     Salt cake (Chem.), the white caked mass, consisting of
        sodium sulphate, which is obtained as the product of the
        first stage in the manufacture of soda, according to
        Leblanc's process.
     Salt fish.
        (a) Salted fish, especially cod, haddock, and similar
            fishes that have been salted and dried for food.
        (b) A marine fish.
     Salt garden, an arrangement for the natural evaporation of
        sea water for the production of salt, employing large
        shallow basins excavated near the seashore.
     Salt gauge, an instrument used to test the strength of
        brine; a salimeter.
     Salt horse, salted beef. [Slang]
     Salt junk, hard salt beef for use at sea. [Slang]
     Salt lick. See Lick, n.
     Salt marsh, grass land subject to the overflow of salt
     Salt-marsh caterpillar (Zool.), an American bombycid moth
        ({Spilosoma acraea which is very destructive to the
        salt-marsh grasses and to other crops. Called also woolly
        bear. See Illust. under Moth, Pupa, and Woolly
        bear, under Woolly.
     Salt-marsh fleabane (Bot.), a strong-scented composite herb
        ({Pluchea camphorata) with rayless purplish heads,
        growing in salt marshes.
     Salt-marsh hen (Zool.), the clapper rail. See under Rail.
     Salt-marsh terrapin (Zool.), the diamond-back.
     Salt mine, a mine where rock salt is obtained.
     Salt pan.
        (a) A large pan used for making salt by evaporation; also,
            a shallow basin in the ground where salt water is
            evaporated by the heat of the sun.
        (b) pl. Salt works.
     Salt pit, a pit where salt is obtained or made.
     Salt rising, a kind of yeast in which common salt is a
        principal ingredient. [U.S.]
     Salt raker, one who collects salt in natural salt ponds, or
        inclosures from the sea.
     Salt sedative (Chem.), boracic acid. [Obs.]
     Salt spring, a spring of salt water.
     Salt tree (Bot.), a small leguminous tree ({Halimodendron
        argenteum) growing in the salt plains of the Caspian
        region and in Siberia.
     Salt water, water impregnated with salt, as that of the
        ocean and of certain seas and lakes; sometimes, also,
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              Mine eyes are full of tears, I can not see;
              And yet salt water blinds them not so much
              But they can see a sort of traitors here. --Shak.
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     Salt-water sailor, an ocean mariner.
     Salt-water tailor. (Zool.) See Bluefish.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tailor \Tai"lor\, n. [OF. tailleor, F. tailleur, fr. OF.
     taillier, F. tailler to cut, fr. L. talea a rod, stick, a
     cutting, layer for planting. Cf. Detail, Entail,
     Retail, Tally, n.]
     1. One whose occupation is to cut out and make men's
        garments; also, one who cuts out and makes ladies' outer
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              Well said, good woman's tailor . . . I would thou
              wert a man's tailor.                  --Shak.
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     2. (Zool.)
        (a) The mattowacca; -- called also tailor herring.
        (b) The silversides.
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     3. (Zool.) The goldfish. [Prov. Eng.]
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     Salt-water tailor (Zool.), the bluefish. [Local, U. S.]
     Tailor bird (Zool.), any one of numerous species of small
        Asiatic and East Indian singing birds belonging to
        Orthotomus, Prinia, and allied genera. They are noted
        for the skill with which they sew leaves together to form
        nests. The common Indian species are Orthotomus
        longicauda, which has the back, scapulars, and upper tail
        coverts yellowish green, and the under parts white; and
        the golden-headed tailor bird ({Orthotomus coronatus),
        which has the top of the head golden yellow and the back
        and wings pale olive-green.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bluefish \Blue"fish`\, n. (Zool.)
     1. A large voracious fish ({Pomatomus saitatrix), of the
        family Carangid[ae], valued as a food fish, and widely
        distributed on the American coast. On the New Jersey and
        Rhode Island coast it is called the horse mackerel, in
        Virginia saltwater tailor, or skipjack.
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     2. A West Indian fish ({Platyglossus radiatus), of the
        family Labrid[ae].
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     Note: The name is applied locally to other species of fishes;
           as the cunner, sea bass, squeteague, etc.
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