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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BISCUIT

Some was liquid and some gelatinous, and some firm like bread or biscuit.

To Massena he writes, “Let me know if your biscuit and bread arrangements are yet completed.”

But he took me to his own house for a glass of sherry and a biscuit, and there it wasn't so rotten.

One glass of lemonade, one sandwich, one biscuit—Oh dear me!

There was not a crumb of biscuit, and only half a pound of coffee.

To save all of us; but give me a piece of biscuit and some meat; I'm half starved.

“Might chaw on a biscuit before I take another nap,” yawned the prisoner.

“Here, now, you two,” she stormed as she went back to her biscuit board.

A cup of coffee in the morning, and a biscuit, are all that he takes.

A sailor came down with a lanthorn, and tossed my biscuit to me.

WORD ORIGIN

respelled early 19c. from bisket (16c.), ultimately (besquite, early 14c.) from Old French bescuit (12c.), literally "twice cooked;" altered under influence of cognate Old Italian biscotto, both from Medieval Latin biscoctum, from Latin (panis) bis coctus "(bread) twice-baked;" see bis- + cook (v.). U.S. sense of "soft bun" is recorded from 1818.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BISCUIT

cracker

nounhard, often salted, baked wafer
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