water biscuit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n water biscuit a thin flour-and-water biscuit usually made without shortening; often served with cheese
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Usage

In literature:

Taking the rifle from the hands of his chum, he asked Bob to get out a breaker of water and a bag of biscuit.
"The Pirate Shark" by Elliott Whitney
He made his water-bottle last, but he had no food beyond one biscuit.
"For Fortune and Glory" by Lewis Hough
And no biscuit and water.
"Devon Boys" by George Manville Fenn
He isn't worth the biscuit and water he'll want.
"Sail Ho!" by George Manville Fenn
The mate begged to leave with her a flask of water and some biscuits, which he had brought, I suspect, on her account.
"Charley Laurel" by W. H. G. Kingston
The can of water and the biscuit was shoved over to him.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
You've got biscuit and water, haven't you?
"Sea Urchins" by W. W. Jacobs
Finally he set by themselves a parcel of biscuit, a little pot of butter, and a flask of strong waters.
"Standish of Standish" by Jane G. Austin
He asked them to be seated and have some biscuits and water, which though poor fare was at least wholesome and nourishing.
"The Enchanted Island" by Fannie Louise Apjohn
Bread, biscuits, and wine, were laid in for six months, with twelve thousand pipes of fresh water.
"Clare Avery" by Emily Sarah Holt
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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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