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 Bis.Bise. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Biscuit (French-Latin, bis, twice; cuit, baked).
 
So called because it was originally twice ovened. The Romans had a bread of this kind.   1
   In pottery, earthenware or porcelain, after it has been hardened in the fire, but has not yet been glazed, is so called.   2
 


 Bis.Bise. 

 
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