water biscuit

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a crackerlike biscuit prepared from flour and water.
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Origin of water biscuit

First recorded in 1780–90
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How to use water biscuit in a sentence

  • And I will just toast you a water-biscuit, and put a morsel of salt butter on it, scarcely so large as a little French bean.

    Cripps, the Carrier|R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore
  • He ate off the crescent of water biscuit he had been nibbling and, hungered, made ready to nibble the biscuit in his other hand.

    Ulysses|James Joyce
  • The floor was covered by worn-out oilcloth, the walls were dingy, the ceilings blistered like a water-biscuit.

    The Call of the Town|John Alexander Hammerton
  • With the bouillon are served platters of toasted water biscuit that have been sparingly buttered and lightly sprinkled with salt.

    Social Life|Maud C. Cooke

British Dictionary definitions for water biscuit

water biscuit

a thin crisp plain biscuit, usually served with butter or cheese
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