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Definition of Salvage

Salvage

  1. The act of saving a vessel, goods, or life, from perils of the sea.
  2. The compensation allowed to persons who voluntarily assist in saving a ship or her cargo from peril.
  3. That part of the property that survives the peril and is saved.
  4. Savage.
Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell.
George Orwell

The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters... and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult.
Jacques Yves Cousteau

For people who are displaced, you can reconstruct the story of your life from the objects you have access to, but if you don't have the objects then there are holes in your life. This is why people in Bosnia - if anyone was running back into a burning house, it was to salvage photos.
Aleksandar Hemon

Man can and must prevent the tragedy of famine in the future instead of merely trying with pious regret to salvage the human wreckage of the famine, as he has so often done in the past.
Norman Borlaug

As a privileged survivor of the First World War, I hope I may be allowed to interject here a deeply felt tribute to those who were not fortunate enough to succeed, but who shared the signal honor of trying to the last to salvage peace.
Rene Cassin

Salvage Translations

salvage in French is sauvetage
salvage in German is bergen
salvage in Spanish is salvamento

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