Saltless Dan

Dan Schneider used the word ‘saltless’ in his poem The Finn for this line:

” this time of year, in the saltless ego made ”

Which I thought rather strange, but it the context of the poem it could be referring to the sea – and Dictionary.com give this as one example sentence:

Within a few seconds there is not a living thing left in the world, and the saltless waves dash up on a barren shore.”

Word: Bon Ton

Noun

1. sophisticated manners or breeding

2. fashionable society

I have no practice at all in the established rules and procedures or in what is called “bon ton literary language,” and am therefore constrained to write not as ordinary “patented” writers do, to whose form of writing you are in all probability as much accustomed as to your own smell. (Gurdjieff, Beelzebub)