midshipman's nuts

plural noun
variants: or less commonly midshipmen's nuts

Definition of midshipman's nuts

: pieces of broken sea biscuit sailors … pick up their broken biscuits, or midshipman's nuts— Herman Melville

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“Midshipman's nuts.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midshipman%27s%20nuts. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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