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salvage

noun The saving of something.

verb To rescue, or save the remains of, something, often understood to mean the rescue of cargo lost at sea.
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Here she will stay a shutterless observatory; a life-boat station; a salvage tug; a court of ultimate appeal-cum-meteorological bureau for three hundred miles in all directions, till Wednesday next when her relief slides across the stars to take her buffeted place.
She had been inciting her son all the time to undertake wonderful salvage work by annexing the heiress of Henry Allegre - the woman and the fortune.
Also did he turn over the eight hundred dollars in bank that was the long-saved salvage of his wrecked fortune.
Second are the romances which, battered salvage from a greater past, retell in strangely altered romantic fashion the great stories of classical antiquity, mainly the achievements of Alexander the Great and the tragic fortunes of Troy.
He changed his manner; became very cold, and suddenly began to talk about a hippopotamus; wondered whether sleeping on board the steamer (I stuck to my salvage night and day) I wasn't disturbed.
Herbert Leeming, President and CEO of Legal stated, "Our Company is honored to be partnering with a Company that has pioneered deep water salvages, through their historic dives to the RMS Titanic.
Unfortunately, relying on traditional techniques for salvage disposal, without structured processes, can leave money on the table--for both insurers and insured companies.
The way insurers used to handle salvage claims didn't allow them to maximize return.