sea biscuit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sea biscuit very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship's staple
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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
The sailor grinned and passed him a fragment of sea biscuit.
"Love of Life and Other Stories" by Jack London
My contribution was canned beef fried with crumbled sea-biscuit and water.
"The Sea-Wolf" by Jack London
Some girls would enjoy a morsel of cheese and a sea-foam biscuit as a relish.
"The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII. No. 358, November 6, 1886." by Various
The dish consists of hard bread (ship's biscuit) and codfish boiled together in a copious basis of what I took to be sea-water.
"Le Petit Nord" by Anne Elizabeth Caldwell (MacClanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding
All food was exhausted but mouldy sea-biscuits.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
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
The negro groaned as he slowly drew from his breeches pockets two sea-biscuits and a cold sausage.
"The Fugitives" by R.M. Ballantyne
Sea-gulls normally are fish-eaters, but some will eat biscuit and grain when fish cannot be had.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
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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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