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water biscuit

noun

  1. a crackerlike biscuit prepared from flour and water.


water biscuit

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of water biscuit1

First recorded in 1780–90
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Example Sentences

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.

He ate off the crescent of water biscuit he had been nibbling and, hungered, made ready to nibble the biscuit in his other hand.

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

With the bouillon are served platters of toasted water biscuit that have been sparingly buttered and lightly sprinkled with salt.

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