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We then heard two, three, and four crackers bursting under our wheels.

Sunny followed them with the molasses and a handful of crackers.

These sandwiches are better made from crackers than from bread.

He produced a package of crackers; next a can of coffee, next some sugar.

Two packs of crackers gone, at six and a quarter cents a pack.

The next recess was at eleven-thirty, when hot chocolate and crackers were served.

"And make your supper on crackers and tea, I suppose," he said disgustedly.

When they throw me in the wagon, I lie there, kicking the crackers out.

I think we will bring off hams, potatoes, and bread or crackers.

Then comes a salad, and with the salad cheese and crackers are served.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "hard wafer," but the specific application to a thin, crisp biscuit is 1739; agent noun from crack (v.). Cracker-barrel (adj.) "emblematic of down-home ways and views" is from 1877.

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