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water biscuit

a crackerlike biscuit prepared from flour and water.
Origin of water biscuit
1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And I will just toast you a water-biscuit, and put a morsel of salt butter on it, scarcely so large as a little French bean.

    Cripps, the Carrier R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore
  • The floor was covered by worn-out oilcloth, the walls were dingy, the ceilings blistered like a water-biscuit.

    The Call of the Town John Alexander Hammerton
British Dictionary definitions for water-biscuit

water biscuit

a thin crisp plain biscuit, usually served with butter or cheese
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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