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used in The Poisonwood Bible

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a cream or liquid put onto skin to make it feel better or heal


anything that eases pain or anxiety; or the act of doing such
  • He bellowed when Mother tried to apply the salve.
    Book 1 — Genesis (45% in)
  • Caterpillars one after another I laid on my tongue, their char crisp bristle taste a sweet momentary salve to a body aching for protein.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (49% in)
  • In spite of poetry and beautiful clothes, such people were surely not fully human—were primitive; that's a word the Portuguese must have used, to salve their conscience for what was to come.
    Book 6 — Song of the Children (47% in)

There are no more uses of "salve" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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