ship biscuit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ship biscuit very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship's staple
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ship biscuit hard biscuit prepared for use on shipboard; -- called also ship bread. See Hardtack.
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Usage

In literature:

He kept the ship's biscuits or bread, in the bread-room, a sort of dark cabin below the gun-deck.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
The old hunter opened it and found it filled with ship biscuits.
"Under the Ocean to the South Pole" by Roy Rockwood
One morning I gave Pola two large ship's biscuits from the pantry.
"The Spinner's Book of Fiction" by Various
The Commandant appeared in the doorway with a plate of ship's biscuit in his hand, and on his face a flush of extreme embarrassment.
"Major Vigoureux" by A. T. Quiller-Couch
Salt tack and biscuit, and a few bags o' 'tatoes about all you want aboard ship.
"Syd Belton" by George Manville Fenn
After taking some food, in the shape of salt pork and biscuit, which we much needed, we commenced our return to the ship.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
To this add a gill of vinegar and a ship's biscuit broke up into small pieces.
"Newton Forster" by Captain Frederick Marryat
He was armed with his favourite blunderbuss, a pocket-compass, and a couple of ship-biscuits.
"The Golden Dream" by R.M. Ballantyne
He is as full of ideas as a ship's biscuit is of weevils.
"Held Fast For England" by G. A. Henty
If it was only a bit of hard ship's biscuit now, I wouldn't care.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
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In news:

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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