Origin of bully beef
Examples from the Web for bully beef
If there were but four men to share in one tin of bully-beef or one pound of biscuits they counted themselves fortunate.
Curiously enough, a leg of mutton appeared in the mess that night; and a very welcome change it was, too, from bully-beef.
After a good sleep and our daily ration of one biscuit and a small piece of bully-beef, we felt better but still very hungry.Into the Jaws of Death|Jack O'Brien
One could—and did—live on bully-beef and biscuits for weeks at a time and take no harm, provided one could get water.
An hour later he had delicious fresh fish for breakfast, while most of the officers had bully-beef and bacon.Trooper Bluegum at the Dardanelles|Oliver Hogue