hardtack hardtack

Definition(s):

  1. (n) very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship's staple
  2. (n) a mountain mahogany

Usage(s):

  1. The Eskimos at Eek vary their fish and seal diet with hardtack.
  2. As the days dragged by, monotonous and deadly, rain came and brought drinking waterand raised mold on the hardtack.
  3. Without water, they were afraid to eat the hardtack and chocolate.

News

  1. Guide to Gettysburg at 150: Sights, sounds and (yes) apps

    Michael Kraus, 59, will be spending three days this week living in a small tent, wearing a wool uniform that will keep him “wet and sticky” in the summer heat and eating hardtack, a biscuit so tough it could damage your teeth.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Visiting Gettysburg's 150th anniversary 'living history' camps

    Michael Kraus, 59, will be spending three days this week living in a small tent, wearing a wool uniform that will keep him “wet and sticky” in the summer heat and eating hardtack, a biscuit so tough it could damage your teeth.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

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