Water-biscuit

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Water-biscuit a biscuit made of flour and water
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wæter; Dut. water, Ger. wasser; Gr. hydōr, L. udus, wet, unda, a wave, Sans. udan, water.

Usage

In literature:

Waters, get me a biscuit and a glass of sherry.
"Sunrise" by William Black
When it seemed to be tea-time the biscuits were eaten, with water from the deep well in the courtyard, drunk out of horns.
"Five Children and It" by E. Nesbit
Should the mixture be too moist to mould add more biscuit powder; if too dry add a little water.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
Here, mine own Shubenacadie, I have brought thee this sweet biscuit moistened with water.
"The Lady of Fort St. John" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
He ran down below and fetched up a pannikin of water and some biscuit.
"The Field of Clover" by Laurence Housman
A can of water and a tin of biscuits followed.
"Golden Stories" by Various
We were given a suit of sailors' togs each, a barrel of water, two casks, one of junk and one of biscuits, and a compass.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 28, April 1893" by Various
Except a few biscuits there was nothing to eat, but even these soaked in water served to refresh the well-nigh famished party.
"Ned Garth" by W. H. G. Kingston
The mate, however, would only give us a quarter of a biscuit each, with a little water.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
We had a small supply of biscuit, and a stream at hand furnished us with water.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
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In poetry:

In Tum-Tum's reign a tin of biscuits
On the bedside table provided
For nocturnal munching. Now weapons have changed,
And the fashion of appetites:
There, for sunbathers who count their calories,
A bottle of mineral water.
"For Friends Only" by W H Auden

In news:

They money will supply dozens of children in the poorest countries with clean water, protein biscuits, first aid material and school supplies.
3 to 3 ½ cups cooked tomatoes (or a 29 oz can) 3/4 cup sugar ½ cup water 4 TBSP butter 4 to 6 cold biscuits.
Items for sale include water beads, afghans, lighted snowmen and glass blocks, cross-stitched items, wooden plaques, scarves, dog biscuits and more.
He successfully navigated his way from Tonga to West Timor in 48 days, equipped with only 150 pounds of ship biscuits, 16 pounds of pork, six quarts of rum, six bottles of wine and 28 gallons of water.
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