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1. A hard crisp biscuit.
2. cracknels Crisp bits of fried pork fat; cracklings.

[Middle English crakenele, alteration of Old French craquelin, from Middle Dutch krākelinc, small cake, from krāken, to crack; see gerə- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Cookery) a type of hard plain biscuit
2. (Cookery) (often plural) US and Canadian crisply fried bits of fat pork
[C15: perhaps from Old French craquelin, from Middle Dutch krākelinc, from krāken to crack]
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(ˈkræk nl)

1. a hard, brittle biscuit.
2. cracknels, bits of fat pork fried crisp.
[1350–1400; Middle English crak(e)nele]
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n(harter) Keks
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'It's not good for him,' said Vasili Andreevich, munching a cracknel after emptying his glass.
029 2087 8444 THEATRE National Theatre Live : Julie (15) Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknel and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.
Old Jamaica was another treat, as were Bar Six, Tiffin, Treets, Dipped Flake, Opal Fruits, Fry's 5 Centre, Mint Cracknel, and a host of others.
Whilst being a diligent boy and dutifully wandering about the dozen or so tables spread about the lower rooms, distributing Jelly Babies and Liquorice Allsorts, I became most fond of the highly addictive mint-flavoured Matchmakers, thin sticks of chocolate crammed with crunchy mint cracknel. There would also usually be a box of After Eights somewhere, and these I ate with almost religious reverence.
"Suddenly Rudolph, his mouth still full of cracknel, produced from his pocket a stamp album and spread it before me," writes Schulz in Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass.
Golden Cracknel & Specialty Co., 290 F.2d 845, 848 (1961).
Airborne laser (or lidar) bathymetry (ALB) is a technique for measuring the depths of moderately clear, near-shore coastal waters and lakes from a low-altitude aircraft using a scanning, pulsed laser beam (Hickman and Hogg, 1969; Guenther and Goodman, 1979; Penny and Phillips, 1981; Guenther, 1985 ; Muirhead and cracknel, 1986; Guenther, 1989; Estep, 1993).
Kevin Barrett (Exeter Chiefs), Tom Biggs (Leeds Carnegie), Chris Cracknel (Exeter Chiefs), isoa Damudamu (Army), Ben Gollings (Gold Coast, Australia), Ben Jones (Worcester Warriors), Dan Norton (Gloucester and Moseley), Ollie Phillips (Newcastle Falcons), Charlie Simpson-Daniel (Gloucester), Rob Vickerman (Leeds Carnegie), Andy Vilk (Benetton Treviso).
If your tastebuds are tickled by pure nostalgia - memories of Mint Cracknel, Marathons and Cresta pop - then this ticks most of the boxes.
BOEING NO WHERE: Air Scotland's only plane, a Boeing 757, was being repaired at Lasham Airfield while hundreds of holidaymakers were left stranded' MICHAEL CRACKNEL
These did not quite fall into that category, but their dam Miss Cracknel was out of a mare by The Phoenix.
The history of Violet Mackintosh, who first made toffee in Mackintosh's pastry shop in 1890, features along with Riley's and Mattock's, Mint Cracknel and Lucky Break alongside the commonly known Caramac, Munchies and Quality Street, which celebrates its 75th anniversary of production in Halifax this year.