Abernethy



noun
a crisp unleavened biscuit
Historical Examples

The position of abernethy was always easy and natural, sometimes almost homely.
The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre

The late Duke of York is reported to have once consulted abernethy.
The Jest Book Mark Lemon

abernethy was very careful not to take fees from patients if he suspected them to be in indigent circumstances.
A Book about Doctors John Cordy Jeaffreson

It was on the right in front of Sergeant abernethy’s skirmishers.
Recollections with the Third Iowa Regiment Seymour D. (Seymour Dwight) Thompson

He pointed to the heap of abernethy biscuits, on the top of which lay a sixpence.
The Cock-House at Fellsgarth Talbot Baines Reed

This is the island later known as “Governor’s” or “abernethy” Island.
Dr. John McLoughlin, the Father of Oregon Frederick Van Voorhies Holman

The students actually roared with laughter, but abernethy retained his usual gravity throughout the whole of the ludicrous scene.
The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre

People compared him to abernethy, whereby he was secretly flattered.
In the Days of My Youth Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards

Admiring abernethy more than any of his teachers, his opinions were naturally colored by the views of this eccentric Englishman.
Pioneer Surgery in Kentucky David W. Yandell

Here the speaker was interrupted by the appearance of Captain abernethy.
The Pilots of Pomona Robert Leighton

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