- Saltish this water may be, but nine- tenths of it is honest rain from heaven. - "Foe-Farrell", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
- But in very hot weather, or when we exercise violently, a saltish fluid passes through our pores in great drops, which we call sweat; and because we can see and feel it, it is called sensible perspiration. - "The Freedmen's Book", Lydia Maria Child.
- Of adjectives in ish we have perhaps a hundred; but nine out of ten of them are derived clearly from nouns, as, boyish, girlish; and who can prove that blackish, saltish, reddish, brownish, and yellowish, are not also from the nouns, black, salt, red, brown, and yellow? - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.