Sea-biscuit

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sea-biscuit ship-biscuit
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ; Dut. zee, Ger. see, Ice. sær, Dan. .

Usage

In literature:

A few of those biscuits, dipt in sea-water, will be just what I need for breakfast.
"The House of the Seven Gables" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
I've had a sea biscuit and a spoonful of salmon in the last two days.
"South Sea Tales" by Jack London
This, bad as it was, was still warm and comforting, and, together with our sea biscuit and cold salt beef, made quite a meal.
"Two Years Before the Mast" by Richard Henry Dana
They had to fall back on the coarse viands of the ship; sea biscuits of inferior quality, and two casks of salt fish.
"In Search of the Castaways" by Jules Verne
The sea-biscuit and dried fish were wholesome, and they ate with a relish.
"The Real America in Romance, Volume 6;" by John R. Musick
Bits of white bread or sea biscuit can be used in the same way.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
A large amount of sea biscuit was brought into a house for distribution by a benevolent gentleman.
"The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent" by S.M. Hussey
Having the necessary document now in our possession, we commenced to take in stores for the voyage, as follows: Sea-biscuits, 120 lbs.
"Voyage of the Liberdade" by Captain Joshua Slocum
He made a menacing gesture; and the boys took each a deep draught of water, and began to nibble the hard sea biscuit that was their fare.
"Cormorant Crag" by George Manville Fenn
When Coomber came home, bringing a couple of sea-gulls he had shot, he was fairly overcome at the sight of the biscuits.
"A Sailor's Lass" by Emma Leslie
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In poetry:

There were three sailors of Bristol city
Who took a boat and went to sea.
But first with beef and captain's biscuits
And pickled pork they loaded she.
"Little Billee" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

White, Almond, Sunlight, Ice Grey, Biscuit, Mexican Sand, Cashmere, Sandbar, Tea Green, Skylight, Black Black, Wild Rose, Innocent Blush, Sea Salt, Basalt, Cane Sugar.
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