Synonyms for hardtack

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I had some hardtack and tea in my “grub bag,” and these I left with her.

Jerked beef and hardtack, washed down with coffee, was their fare.

Hardtack was served with this soup and made a most satisfactory meal.

We shall feed our men on herring and hardtack with the coffee.

Kirby swallowed what must have been the last soggy crumb of hardtack.

Both sides were starving, the one for tobacco and the other for hardtack and bacon.

They still had some hardtack, but of meat and coffee there was none.

The hardtack and provisions carried on march leave something to be desired.

No fire could be made in the galley, so we lived mostly on hardtack.

Hardtack was scarce for a while at Stafford and the thought itself is hungrifying.

WORD ORIGIN

1836, "ship's biscuit," from hard (adj.) + tack (n.3); soft-tack was soft wheaten bread.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HARDTACK

cracker

nounhard, often salted, baked wafer
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