from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The quality of being brackish; saltness in a slight degree.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The quality or state of being brackish, or somewhat salt.
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- noun distastefulness; unpleasantness
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- noun the quality of being salty, as the saltiness of water
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My predecessor declares that the brackishness of its produce has stood in the way of its reputation for holiness.
The brown water, grass-sheeted at the sides, conceals the bright yellow sand of the bed; when placed in a tumbler it looks clear and colourless, and the taste is perfectly sweet — brackishness does not extend far above Porto da Lenha.
Now, as every drop of sea-water retains the brackishness and saltness of the whole; so every staggering doubt that is an issue of this unbelief hath in it the unsavouriness and distastefulness unto God that is in the whole.
And thus, in thy Word, it was not the depth of the sea but "the earth,"  separated from the brackishness of the water, that brought forth, not "the creeping and the flying creature that has life," but "the living soul" itself!
Confessions and Enchiridion, newly translated and edited by Albert C. Outler
If the earthquake had already been, Nelson must have observed the brackishness of the spring and he would then have preferred to take his water from the usual fresh source which supplied the inhabitants of his day, and, in speaking of "having watered at the fountain of Arethusa," he would be trusting to Lady Hamilton's familiarity with that figure which permits the part to be put for the whole.
The brown water, grass-sheeted at the sides, conceals the bright yellow sand of the bed; when placed in a tumbler it looks clear and colourless, and the taste is perfectly sweet -- brackishness does not extend far above Porto da Lenha.
Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 2
Throughout this whole region, the rocky strata are in many places so impregnated with salt, that the springs which rise out of them cannot be used by reason of the brackishness of their waters.
Statistics, Facts, and Dates, for the Sunday Recitations of the Junior Class in the University. 15 p.
The water had a suspiciously transparent colour and a slight trace of brackishness, but the latter was scarcely perceptible.
_Canua_ is a small country town, eighteen c. from Agra, W. by S. around which very good indigo is made, owing to the strength of the soil and brackishness of the water.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 08
The Salmon is accounted the King of freshwater fish; and is ever bred in rivers relating to the sea, yet so high. or far from it, as admits of no tincture of salt, or brackishness.
The Compleat Angler : or, The Contemplative Man`s Recreation
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