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ship biscuit

[ship bis-kit] /ˈʃɪp ˌbɪs kɪt/
Sometimes, ship bread.
Origin of ship biscuit
First recorded in 1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then the 50 rix dollars for a ship biscuit would equal $18.25.

  • Turn them every day; let them receive no wet; and they will become as hard as ship biscuit.

    Cottage Economy

    William Cobbett
  • Hand me up a plate and a fistful of ship biscuit, and leave me to deal with 'em.

    Poison Island Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Q)
  • Richard caught eagerly at the pork and ship biscuit which the lad held out; it seemed ages since he had tasted food.

    Joscelyn Cheshire Sara Beaumont Kennedy
  • Bang handed him over the dish, slipping into it some fragments of ship biscuit, as hard as flint.

    Tom Cringle's Log Michael Scott
  • There was a bag of ship biscuit; we fried some hung beef, and made a jolly good supper.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • That day we ate the last of our ship biscuit and were reduced to a few drops of water each.

    Tales of the Malayan Coast Rounsevelle Wildman
  • You will find some ship biscuit to be of great use at times when you can not find fuel sufficient to cook with.

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