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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Man of Salt.
 
A man like Æneas, always “melting into salt tears,” called “drops of salt.”   1
       
“This would make a man a man of salt,
To use his eyes for garden waterpots.”
       
Shakespeare: King Lear, iv. 6.
 


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