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Saltit, -ed, p.p. and ppl. adj. [ME and e.m.E. saltid (Cursor M.), salted (1526); Salt v.1] (That has been) salted. —p.p. 1488 Acts II 209/1.
That the said strangearis by na fisch bot saltit & barrellit
1489 Acta Aud. 138/2.
A last of salmond … saltit with gret salt
1507 Reg. Privy S. I 231/2.
Four lastis of hering … berrellit and weil saltit
1549 Aberd. B. Rec. I 267.
Quhair ony keling or salmond beis fundin saltit or pelit
1701 Brand Orkney & Shetl. 131.
When new haled they [sc. fish] are much more pleasant to eat then when salted and dryed
ppl. adj. a1597-1617 Hist. Jas. VI (1825) 44.
Laiddit with wynis, saltit beif and porc

Saltit p.p., ppl. adj.

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