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I store my contact lenses in a saline solution.
  a mixture of water and salt; or related to salt
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  • I store my contact lenses in a saline solution.
  • Saline deposits reduce the growth of crops for large portions of the Western United States.
  • Silicon implants can be filled with saline or more silicon.
  • No crying in my studio. It ruins the supplies. Salt, you know, saline. Etches like acid.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak

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  • It took two units of saline solution to fix his dehydration.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • The only thing left in my IV bag is saline to keep my kidneys from shutting down.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • There should be some saline.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • He was napping this morning when I visited him, still propped up in the tilted bed, the lines to the various monitors and saline drip and his oxygen crisscrossing his wide, bared chest.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • He screwed the other end of the line into the IV hag of saline he’d pulled from his kit.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • …thirty and then sixty milligrams of Roxicodone on the marble top of the nightstand, inhaled it through a cut straw, then unwilling to flush the rest of the pills (well over two thousand dollars’ worth) got up, dressed, flushed my nose with saline spray, and, after squirrelling away a few more of the long-acting morphs in case the "withdraws" as Jerome called them got too uncomfortable, slipped the Redbreast Flake tin in my pocket and—at six a.m., before Hobie awoke—took a cab up to the…
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • In February 1954, Southam loaded a syringe with saline solution mixed with HeLa.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • McCandless was stirred by the austerity of this landscape, by its saline beauty.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • As for water, have you forgotten that tigers from the Sundarbans are known to drink saline water?
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • It was ugly, saline, fringed with marsh, mud and seaweed.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • His were the shinbones of the saline beef; his would have been the drumsticks.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Other doctors were putting compresses of saline solution on the worst burns.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Preparing a bottle of saline solution and glucose to serve as a culture medium, he mixed in stool samples from two patients infected with amoebic and bacillary dysentery, tossed in three flies, then stored the bottle next to his skin for several days to incubate the pathogens.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • These are called "licks" or "salt licks," in the language of the country, from the circumstance that the quadruped is often obliged to lick the earth, in order to obtain the saline particles.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • It was as good a thing for his spirit as a saline injection is for a man who has suffered a great hemorrhage.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • He may even now—if I may use the phrase—be wandering on some plesiosaurus-haunted Oolitic coral reef, or beside the lonely saline lakes of the Triassic Age.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • The procession advanced; one by one the eggs were transferred from their test-tubes to the larger containers; deftly the peritoneal lining was slit, the morula dropped into place, the saline solution poured in … and already the bottle had passed, and it was the turn of the labellers.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • In traditional tanks, the person would float on his back in a hyperbuoyant saline solution that kept his face above the water so he could breathe.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • He wondered whether it would be possible to rig up a saline solution transfusion.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • He announced that he had taken great pains to avoid contamination: each meteorite he examined had been washed in twelve solutions, including peroxide, iodine, hypertonic saline, and dilute acids.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • The damaged limb floated inside, cushioned by saline solution that had to be at exactly the right temperature.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • In the back of the ambulance, I held Fang’s cold hand, which now had a saline drip taped into it.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • They were far enough from the freshwater rivers on the north coast of Russia not to have to worry about pools and walls of variable salinity interfering with their sonar searches.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • …used most commonly to take shape in my mind during my long nights of sleeplessness, there was none that differed more utterly from the rooms at Combray, thickly powdered with the motes of an atmosphere granular, pollenous, edible and instinct with piety, than my room in the Grand Hotel de la Plage, at Balbec, the walls of which, washed with ripolin, contained, like the polished sides of a basin in which the water glows with a blue, lurking fire, a finer air, pure, azure-tinted, saline.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • The skin is robbed of saline solutions, the tissues sink, and the collagen becomes alas!
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Dr. Sherman ordered an intravenous saline drip and an injection of the labor inhibitor Brethine.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • We washed out the abdominal cavity with several liters of saline, pouring it in, then suctioning it out.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • That they’d have to inject her with a saline solution to expel her baby’s remains.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • One part sterile saline, two parts pentobarbital, two parts chlorpromazine, all adding up to nine cc’s of tranquility.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • They gave me an IV—the saline helps cut down the alcohol in your system—and finally took me back to the hotel, still taped to the spine board.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • A tube is inserted into John Kennedy’s throat to open his airway, and saline solution is pumped into his body through his right femoral vein.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • I don’t know whether or not I will do this, but driving along I have planned it in detail even to the kind of pump, the leeching bins, the tests to determine disappearance of salinity.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • It will be readily conceived that after an imprisonment of forty-seven days, in a dark and miserable tunnel it was with infinite delight that I breathed this saline air.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Murky as well, and very rich in saline material, their pure indigo contrasts with the green waves surrounding them.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Through the windows you could see a large part of the city and the waterfront and, off to one side, the tents and cardboard huts in a slum called La Saline.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Along the northern coast, Just back from the rock-bound shore and the caves, In the saline air from the sea in the Mendocino country, With the surge for base and accompaniment low and hoarse, With crackling blows of axes sounding musically driven by strong arms, Riven deep by the sharp tongues of the axes, there in the redwood forest dense, I heard the might tree its death-chant chanting.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Gabby found the saline and the jelly and handed them over.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • A liter of saline would boost her by twenty percent.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • We’re giving him saline, to counter the shock, but he needs blood.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • Don’t they say that drinking too much saline water makes a man-eater of a tiger?
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • In 1864 he won the quinquennial French prize of L2,000 for this ingenious application of electricity—A voltaic battery, so called from Volta, its designer, is an apparatus consisting of a series of metal plates arranged in pairs and subjected to the action of saline solutions for producing currents of electricity.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Did the water change salinity so subtly that it was too late by the time the fish realized it?
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • He jabs an IV into my arm and hooks up a saline drip.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • His saline drip had come away.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • The ambulance crew had two bags of intravenous saline going wide open.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Dan used saline solutions for half a dozen purposes.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
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