1987, David Scanlan, "Way up north," Ottawa Citizen, 16 Feb., p. D6 (retrieved 19 Aug. 2010):
David Scott . . . admits he "nearly bit the biscuit," during a 1985 trip to Kluane National Park in the Yukon. Scott was crossing a chest-deep river with a racing current, when he slipped. The near-freezing water whisked him away.
2007, Jack Henderson, Circumference of Darkness, ↑ISBN, page 199:
Trained assassins shoot people in the head, and that should be a relatively painless way to bite the biscuit.