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- British term for hardtack
- ‘The government hadn't supplied the surveyors with tents, so they rigged bivouacs to sleep in, toasted food over the fire and munched on hard square ship's biscuits.’
- ‘Now, Canada frequently shipped significant volumes of flour, legumes, ship's biscuit, and some lumber to Louisbourg, and lesser amounts directly to Martinique and Saint-Domingue.’
- ‘A new business was established in Jerez: the production of ship's biscuits for the Armada.’
- ‘Sebastian looked at the lone crab, pulled a few crumbs from his pocket, and dropped a bit of ship's biscuit in to him.’
- ‘Some examples of this sort are the small oyster cracker, used on top of seafood chowders, and the crackers known as ship's biscuit (or pilot biscuit or sea biscuit).’
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