• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rice-biscuit a sweet biscuit made of flour mixed with rice
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. ris—L. oryza—Gr. oryza, from Old Pers., whence also Ar. uruzz, ruzz.


In literature:

To-day she had masses of rather dark, mushy boiled rice, stewed neck of lamb, apples, and hot biscuits.
"Martie the Unconquered" by Kathleen Norris
Her main foods included meats, greens, rice, corn bread which was replaced by biscuits on Sunday morning.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
They have meat and excellent soup everyday, with rice and biscuit.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
Jes hab plenty uv fresh meat en rice en biscuit en cake fa eve'ybody dat day.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
I ate a handful of rice and a little biscuit, and chewed a piece of wolf's flesh, and felt somewhat revived.
"Dick Onslow" by W.H.G. Kingston
It consists of turnips, rice, chaff, bran, hay, and sea biscuit.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
There was a debt due Mr. Funk for rice, sugar, biscuit, tea, and other things which Doctor Arnica said his mother must have.
"Winning His Way" by Charles Carleton Coffin
And so they supped meagrely on fried chicken and rice and gravy and hot biscuits and coffee.
"Stubble" by George Looms
The sacks used on the India station for holding rice, biscuit, &c.; often as sand-bags in fortification.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The grocer sold her coffee that smelt of snuff, rotten prunes, dried rice and old biscuit.
"Germinie Lacerteux" by Edmond and Jules de Goncourt