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 for Hardtack
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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship's staple
           [syn: hardtack, pilot biscuit, pilot bread, sea
           biscuit, ship biscuit]
      2: a mountain mahogany

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