from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as ship-biscuit.


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  • -- Whole grain bread signifies any variety of bread made from flour containing the entire contents of the grain, the gluten as well as the bran; among these are Graham-bread, rye-bread, pilot-bread, and Rhenish black bread.

    Valere Aude Dare to Be Healthy, Or, The Light of Physical Regeneration

  • A few loose articles lay at the bottom; over these was the sail which Captain Corbet had bought in the ship-yard, and on this was the box of pilot-bread.

    Lost in the Fog

  • The three Americans, who were munching a tasteless breakfast of pilot-bread, were joined by Major Ramos.

    Rainbow's End

  • After he had eaten his pilot-bread, after he had drunk his cup of bitter tea and crept into bed, he was prompted to amend his prayer, for he discovered that two blankers were not going to be enough for him.

    The Winds of Chance

  • And you don't have to gum that pilot-bread if your teeth is loose.

    The Winds of Chance

  • [30] Biscuit -- that is, ship's biscuit or pilot-bread: a sort of hard-baked big round cracker.

    Camps and Firesides of the Revolution

  • At the same time he roasted a bunch of plantain, and, being provided with pepper and salt in his pack, as well as with some pilot-bread, and a pint-bottle of rum, we are almost ashamed to relate how our young explorer dined.

    The Crater

  • The cabin stores were quite accessible; and a bag of pilot-bread, another of that peculiarly American invention, called crackers -- some smoked beef, a case of liquors, and two breakers of water, formed my principal stock.

    Miles Wallingford Sequel to "Afloat and Ashore"

  • "Now," said Captain Corbet, "lift up that thar box of pilot-bread fust.

    Lost in the Fog

  • "I've been fixing the gunwales," said he; "an here's a box of pilot-bread.

    Lost in the Fog


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