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dog biscuit

a hard biscuit for dogs, usually containing ground meat, bones, etc.
Military. a hard dry biscuit used as an emergency ration.
Origin of dog biscuit
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for dog-biscuit
Historical Examples
  • It began at breakfast; I didn't like the meat and sniffed disdainfully at my dog-biscuit.

    Barks and Purrs Colette Willy, aka Colette
  • Bread-and-milk or fruit or soft-boiled egg or dog-biscuit or ants'-eggs.

    Indiscretions of Archie P. G. Wodehouse
  • My dear fellow, I can eat anything, a crust or a dog-biscuit, I'm so hungry.

    Pushed and the Return Push George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
  • First he went to the wagon-shed, and there, because it was near the three kennels, was kept the box of dog-biscuit.

    Half-Past Seven Stories Robert Gordon Anderson
  • They were a species of flat gluten cake rather like a dog-biscuit, but much harder.

    Pan-Islam George Wyman Bury
  • They're bein' fed on iron-filin's an' dog-biscuit these days, but glory's no compensation for a belly-ache.

    Soldier Stories Rudyard Kipling
  • The dog-biscuit cases were now shifted a little more forward for greater safety.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
British Dictionary definitions for dog-biscuit

dog biscuit

a hard biscuit for dogs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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