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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, in : 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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