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 for hard-tack
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hardtack \Hard"tack`\ or Hard-tack
  \Hard"-tack`\(h[aum]rd"t[a^]k`), n.
     1. A name given by soldiers and sailors to a kind of
        unleavened hard biscuit or sea bread. Called also pilot
        biscuit, pilot bread, ship biscuit and ship bread
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Any of several mahogany trees, esp. the Cercocarpus
        betuloides. --MW10

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