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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, I will take a biscuit, as you are so obliging."
"All," said the major, hastily swallowing his biscuit, "positively all."
"Ah," said the major, taking a second biscuit, "that consummation of my happiness was indeed wanting." The worthy major raised his eyes to heaven and sighed.
"Yes, for the mother's sake -- his poor mother!" cried the major, taking a third biscuit.
"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.
"Matter!" cried a rye loafer, indignantly, "why the horrid beast has eaten three of our dear Crumpets, and is now devouring a Salt-rising Biscuit!"
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.
First, he'll reach out for--how infernal prickly these leaves are!--this biscuit. Next we'll lure him on--(that's about the reach of his arm)--with the marron glare, and then he'll open out this orange.
In another minute Raffles had opened the box and tumbled all the biscuits into the nearest chair.
Wemmick had put all the biscuit into the post, and had paid me my money from a cash-box in a safe, the key of which safe he kept somewhere down his back and produced from his coat-collar like an iron pigtail, we went up-stairs.
Not only is the participation increasing year on year, but consumers also seem to be loving our newer and value added products - Relish range of cookies, Cocozoo and our Nabil Sugarfree Digestive biscuits. We thank the consumers of Oman for their continued support and promise to offer them a wider basket of quality products at the most affordable prices.'