zwieback, rusk, Brussels biscuit, twice-baked bread

(noun) slice of sweet raised bread baked again until it is brown and hard and crisp

Source: WordNet® 3.1



rusk (countable and uncountable, plural rusks)

a rectangular, hard, dry biscuit

a twice-baked bread, slices of bread baked until they are hard and crisp (also called a zwieback)

a weaning food for children

a cereal binder used in meat product manufacture


• Brussels biscuit

• twice-baked bread

• zwieback

Proper noun


A surname.

An unincorporated community in Lost River Township, Martin County, Indiana.

A city, the county seat of Cherokee County, Texas, United States.

An unincorporated community in Ritchie County, West Virginia.

A small town in Burnett County, Wisconsin.

An unincorporated community in the town of Red Cedar, Dunn County, Wisconsin.

A small town in Rusk County, Wisconsin.

Source: Wiktionary

Rusk, n. Etym: [Sp. rosca de mar sea rusks, a kind of biscuit, rosca properly meaning, a screw, spiral.]

1. A kind of light, soft bread made with yeast and eggs, often toasted or crisped in an oven; or a kind of sweetened biscuit.

2. A kind of light, hard cake or bread, as for stores Smart.

3. Bread or cake which has been made brown and crisp, and afterwards grated, or pulverized in a mortar.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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3 February 2023


(verb) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., ‘keep clean’; “hold in place”; “She always held herself as a lady”; “The students keep me on my toes”

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