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 for To salt down
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salt \Salt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Salted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To sprinkle, impregnate, or season with salt; to preserve
        with salt or in brine; to supply with salt; as, to salt
        fish, beef, or pork; to salt cattle.
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     2. To fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a
        ship, for the preservation of the timber.
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     To salt a mine, to artfully deposit minerals in a mine in
        order to deceive purchasers regarding its value. [Cant]
     To salt away, To salt down, to prepare with, or pack in,
        salt for preserving, as meat, eggs, etc.; hence,
        colloquially, to save, lay up, or invest sagely, as money.
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