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 Salt in Beer.Salt Losing its Savour. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Salt in a Coffin.
 
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.)   1
 


 Salt in Beer.Salt Losing its Savour. 

 
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