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ship's bread [1 record]

Record 1 2015-04-13

English

Subject field(s)
  • Breadmaking
DEF

A hard saltless biscuit, formerly much used aboard ships and for army rations.

OBS

for "hardtack" : unleavened bread made in very hard, large wafers: it is traditionally a part of army and navy rations.

OBS

for "hardtack" : Nickname for ship's biscuit.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Boulangerie
CONT

Le pain de guerre, analogue au biscuit de mer des marins, peut aussi bien servir aux excursions, explorations et campagnes de pêche.

OBS

biscuit: Pain en forme de galette (...) dont on faisait provision pour les voyages sur mer. Biscuit de mer.

Spanish

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