Biscuit


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Biscuit

In the United Kingdom, a slang term for 1,000 pounds. The term gained currency in the gambling industry as 1,000-pound chips are larger than others, looking like biscuits or cookies.
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"Yes, for the mother's sake -- his poor mother!" cried the major, taking a third biscuit.
"That's right; now bring the Alicante and some biscuits."
Baptistin re-entered with glasses, wine, and biscuits. The count filled one glass, but in the other he only poured a few drops of the ruby-colored liquid.
So she decided to go, and calling to Toto and Billina to follow her she marched up the street with as much dignity as possible, considering that she was followed by the hoots and cries of the buns and biscuits and other bake stuff.
With care and elaboration they ornamented that tree's lower branches with sugar-topped biscuits, oranges, bits of banana, and marrons glares till it looked very ape's path to Paradise.
Giuseppe's dark face between flashing earrings, a twisted rag of red and yellow silk round his throat, turned from the reaching yearning monkey to the pink and white biscuits spiked on the bronzed leafage.
"And how is Abigail Peters?" said Rachel, as she went on with her biscuits.
"Any news, father?" said Rachel, as she was putting her biscuits into the oven.
While, therefore, John ran to the spring for fresh water, and Simeon the second sifted meal for corn-cakes, and Mary ground coffee, Rachel moved gently, and quietly about, making biscuits, cutting up chicken, and diffusing a sort of sunny radiance over the whole proceeding generally.
The soldiers had biscuits dealt out to them freely, and they even shared them with the other squadrons.
In another minute Raffles had opened the box and tumbled all the biscuits into the nearest chair.
National biscuit Industries Ltd has for over three decades, been producing a wide range of biscuits and snacks.