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  • n  very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship's staple
  • n  a mountain mahogany

  • The Eskimos at Eek vary their fish and seal diet with hardtack.
  • Green Fire (MGM) spreads caviar on hardtackwhich hardly improves the hardtack, and pretty well spoils the caviar.
  • As the days dragged by, monotonous and deadly, rain came and brought drinking waterand raised mold on the hardtack.
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  • 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.
    July 4, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • 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.
    July 1, 2013 - NBC NEWS

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