Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A silicious sponge, Halichondria panicea, of porous structure.

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Examples

  • They endured smallpox, dysentery, boils, and yellow fever; subsisted on tripe, bits of raw beef, and “sea-bread” hard biscuit “nearly hard enough for musket flints” and endured all the myriad hardships and privations of a soldier on the march.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • They endured smallpox, dysentery, boils, and yellow fever; subsisted on tripe, bits of raw beef, and “sea-bread” hard biscuit “nearly hard enough for musket flints” and endured all the myriad hardships and privations of a soldier on the march.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Finding we were willing to repay their trouble, they provided us with stores of dried venison, corn-meal and sea-bread for the passage.

    Bond and Free: A Tale of the South

  • We did not feel much concerned as to the result of it for ourselves, as we held such friendly relations to Yeomans, the old chief, and had always given the Indians all the sea-bread they wanted, -- that being the one article of our food that they seemed most to appreciate.

    Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California

  • Thrusting his hand, then, into the bosom of this capacious receptacle, he first brought to light about a pound of tobacco, whose component parts still adhered together, the whole outside being covered with soft particles of sea-bread.

    Typee

  • Choice old water too, decanted into stout six-barrel-casks, and two pints of which is allowed every day to each soul on board; together with ample store of sea-bread, previously reduced to a state of petrifaction, with

    Typee

  • Thrusting his hand, then, into the bosom of this capacious receptacle, he first brought to light about a pound of tobacco, whose component parts still adhered together, the whole outside being covered with soft particles of sea-bread.

    Typee; a real romance of the South Seas

  • Thrusting his hand, then, into the bosom of this capacious receptacle, he first brought to light about a pound of tobacco, whose component parts still adhered together, the whole outside being covered with soft particles of sea-bread.

    Narrative of a four months' residence among the natives of a valley of the Marquesas Islands, or, A peep at Polynesian life

  • Choice old water too, decanted into stout six-barrel-casks, and two pints of which is allowed every day to each soul on board; together with ample store of sea-bread, previously reduced to a state of petrifaction, with a view to preserve it either from decay or consumption in the ordinary mode, are likewise provided for the nourishment and gastronomic enjoyment of the crew.

    Typee; a real romance of the South Seas

  • An abundant supply of every thing that was nourishing, in the most palatable form, left no excuse for remaining hungry; nevertheless the demand was incessantly kept up; and I appeal to all who have been similarly affected, whether the munching of hard sea-bread from morning to night under the pressure of a real sea appetite, is not a greater luxury than the choicest viands on shore.

    Personal Recollections Abridged, Chiefly in Parts Pertaining to Political and Other Controversies Prevalent at the Time in Great Britain

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