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Synonyms for hardtack

very hard unsalted biscuit or bread

a mountain mahogany

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William Robinson seems to have been a hoarder of memorabilia, for the collection also contains other items, including three small badges with the names of liberated towns - Messines, Ypres and Lens - a German shaving mug, a collection of postcards from France, a wallet containing the remains of powder that soldiers were to rub on their faces in case of a mustard gas attack and even a piece of the hardtack they were fed
which they used as a spread to breathe life into their dreary hardtack biscuits.
The wives subsisted on beans, bacon, beef and hardtack and usually lived in dugouts, sod huts or adobe buildings.
We also carry supplies in our saddle side packs/Like bedrolls, lassos, beef jerky, and hardtack, To support our long ride through the countryside/ As we move a large herd on our cattle drive.
Janet Howard, Property Manager of Hardtack Canyon in Austin, Texas, said it is difficult for one person to interview a candidate and then decide that he or she will work well with a team of 11 other people.
For breakfast Taff ate some of his peanuts and a couple of hardtack biscuits washed down with water.
As a teen, Mann learned to make hardtack, the rocklike biscuits that were a staple for Civil War soldiers, and he had a rifle-musket.
The word Scouse was originally a variation of lobscouse, the name of a traditional dish of Scouse made with lamb stew mixed with hardtack and eaten by sailors.
Wood, The Sociology of the Meal, (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 1995); George Ritzer, The McDonaldization Thesis (London, Sage, 1998); Barbara Haber, From Hardtack to Homefries: an Uncommon History of American Cooks and Meals (Penguin, New York 2003); Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All American Meal (Houghton Mifflin, Boston and New York, 2001); David Bell and Gill Valentine, Consuming Geographies: We are Where we Eat (Routledge, London and New York, 1997) ; Jeffrey Pilcher, Que Vivan Los Tamales.
Cramped, dirty, and subsisting on salt meat and hardtack, hundreds of the first Haligonians died of typhus in the winter of 1749-50.
Although the anthropologist declares that the European finding of North America was "a thousand-year journey fueled by Christian doctrine and a search for hardtack," he admits that it's hard to conclusively document this because of a lack of records.
He is the man who sought to bring some of British racing's scurvy swabs to account, only to find himself up the High Court without a paddle, and his hardtack full of weevils.
The trio Hardtack and Harmony provided period music on guitar, dulcimer and banjo--with vocals as well.
Or use a flat sheet for hardtack (just the mix and some salt, rolled thin).
From Hardtack to Homefries: An Uncommon History of American Cooks and Meals' by Barbara Haber is a collection of historical anecdotes about cooks and cooking in America through the ages.