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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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'You don't know how to manage Looking-glass cakes,' the Unicorn remarked.
"That's Christmas music," she said, when Aaron had ended, and had secured his piece of cake again.
Good, plain, common cookin', Jinny'll do;--make a good pone o' bread,--bile her taters far,--her corn cakes isn't extra, not extra now, Jinny's corn cakes isn't, but then they's far,--but, Lor, come to de higher branches, and what can she do?
"I always do, if I can; there 's nothing I like better than to shovel in sugar and spice, and make nice, plummy cake for people.
Of course the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger were still there, but they, having also eaten some of the cakes, had gone to sleep at one side of the cave, while upon the other side stood the Sawhorse, motionless and silent, as became a mere thing of wood.
The girl separated a section of cake from the parent body.
Gallantry claimed her once more; men came to see la Chantefleurie; she found customers again for her merchandise, and out of all these horrors she made baby clothes, caps and bibs, bodices with shoulder-straps of lace, and tiny bonnets of satin, without even thinking of buying herself another coverlet.--Master Eustache, I have already told you not to eat that cake.--It is certain that little Agnes, that was the child's name, a baptismal name, for it was a long time since la Chantefleurie had had any surname--it is certain that that little one was more swathed in ribbons and embroideries than a dauphiness of Dauphiny!
She said we could have fruit cake and cherry preserves for tea.
"He shalt have my cake!" Bruno cried, passionately struggling out of Sylvie's arms.
The child looked up quickly from her cake. "Why don't you kiss him?" the quaint little creature asked, with a broad stare of astonishment.
"There is one thing I like better than cake," he said; "and that one thing is a plain explanation."
"Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear."