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A hard biscuit or bread made with only flour and water. Also called sea biscuit, sea bread, ship biscuit.
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(Cookery) a kind of hard saltless biscuit, formerly eaten esp by sailors as a staple aboard ship. Also called: pilot biscuit, ship's biscuit or sea biscuit
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a hard, saltless biscuit.
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Noun1.hardtack - very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship's staple
biscuit - small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda
2.hardtack - a mountain mahogany
mahogany tree, mahogany - any of various tropical timber trees of the family Meliaceae especially the genus Swietinia valued for their hard yellowish- to reddish-brown wood that is readily worked and takes a high polish
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[ˈhɑːdtæk] N (Naut) → galleta f
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References in classic literature ?
Half the wagons laden with hardtack that had traveled the first stages with them had been captured by Cossacks, the other half had gone on ahead.
It was lined with hardtack; the mattress was stuffed with hardtack; every nook and cranny was filled with hardtack.
Breakfast was a slice of Spam and four pieces of hardtack washed down with water.
It's tantamount to suggesting that before the link between vitamin C deficiency and scurvy was proven, people who ate foods rich in vitamin C were no better off than sailors on hardtack....As a result of the 'If it's not proven, it can't work' philosophy numerous effective treatments and preventive agents have been and are currently being ignored by many conventional medical doctors.
One such account is the book "Hardtack and Bullets" written by Corp.
We are not discussing hardtack economics because government has merely assumed a role as brokers, middlemen and commission agents to external producers for whom Nepal's thirty million population is a preserved market.
The dental wear of Burial 5/2017 also suggests their role as a soldier where food items such as hardtack and soldier bread made up a considerable proportion of the diet and were known for their impermeable nature and ability to dull or break teeth (Billings 1993 [1887]; Haber 2002).
Jaw Brew, an independent family run craftbeer brewery based in the Hillington areas of the city, in March launched Hardtack, the first Scottish beer in Scotland to be made from bread.
For this reason, AEC laboratories are endeavoring to carry out during Hardtack all tests which appear to them of importance in development of weapons for which requirements have been stated.
Two heavily waxed paperboard boxes contained, well, call it ship's bread, pilot bread, military biscuit--as in "shilling and a biscuit," meaning "in the service of 'Er Majesty the Queen," but in the end it's hardtack, and these were positively petrified specimens.
"Every day, he ate a sandwich of a big piece of hardtack bread with a half-inch of caviar and scallions chopped on top."
These supplies consisted of commodities such as ammunition, weapons, medical supplies, coffee, and hardtack that were not available through foraging operations.