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hardtack ( , countable and uncountable plural ) hardtacks
( nautical ) A large, hard biscuit made from unleavened flour and water; formerly used as a long-term staple food aboard ships.
: 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 8, Mr. Pratt's Patients
Philander went into the next room [… ] and came back with a salt mackerel that dripped brine like a rainstorm. Then he put the coffee pot on the stove and rummaged out a loaf of dry bread and some hardtack.
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галета ( f haljeta) Chinese:
, 硬面饼 ( 硬麵餅 yìng miànbǐng), ( 硬麵包 yìng miànbāo), , 压缩饼干 ( 壓縮餅乾 yāsuō bǐnggān) Czech:
suchar (cs) m Dutch:
scheepsbeschuit , f zeebeschuit , f zeekaak , m, f tweebak (nl) m Estonian:
biscuit de mer , m galette (fr) f German:
Hartkeks m, n Hebrew:
פכסם ( (he) pakhsam), צנים ( (he) tsnim)
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