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ship's biscuit



ship's biscuit (countable and uncountable, plural ship's biscuits)

  1. (nautical) hardtack
    • 1941, Emily Carr, Klee Wyck, Chapter 21, [1]
      I found a ship's biscuit and a wizened apple in my sketch sack. They smelled of turpentine and revolted my appetite. At dusk I ate them greedily.