Meat biscuit, an alimentary preparation consisting of matters extracted from meat by boiling, or of meat ground fine and combined with flour, so as to form biscuits.

(Bi*scu"tate) a. [Pref. bi- + scutate.] (Bot.) Resembling two bucklers placed side by side.

(||Bise) n. [F.] A cold north wind which prevails on the northern coasts of the Mediterranean and in Switzerland, etc.; — nearly the same as the mistral.

(Bise) n. (Paint.) See Bice.

(Bi*sect") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bisected; p. pr. & vb. n. Bisecting.] [L. bis twice + secare, sectum, to cut.]

1. To cut or divide into two parts.

2. (Geom.) To divide into two equal parts.

(Bi*sec"tion) n. [Cf. F. bissection.] Division into two parts, esp. two equal parts.

(Bi*sec"tor) n. One who, or that which, bisects; esp. (Geom.) a straight line which bisects an angle.

(Bi*sec"trix) n. The line bisecting the angle between the optic axes of a biaxial crystal.

(Bi*seg"ment) n. [Pref. bi- + segment.] One of tow equal parts of a line, or other magnitude.

(Bi*sep"tate) a. [Pref. bi- + septate.] With two partitions or septa. Gray.

(Bi*se"ri*al Bi*se"ri*ate) a. [Pref. bi- + serial, seriate.] In two rows or series.

(Bi*ser"rate) a. [Pref. bi- + serrate.]

1. (Bot.) Doubly serrate, or having the serratures serrate, as in some leaves.

2. (Zoöl.) Serrate on both sides, as some antennæ.

(Bi*se"tose Bi*se"tous) a. [Pref. bi- + setose, setous.] Having two bristles.

(Bi*sex"ous) a. [L. bis twice + sexus sex: cf. F. bissexe.] Bisexual. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Bis"cuit) n. [F. biscuit (cf. It. biscotto, Sp. bizcocho, Pg. biscouto), fr. L. bis twice + coctus, p. p. of coquere to cook, bake. See Cook, and cf. Bisque a kind of porcelain.]

1. A kind of unraised bread, of many varieties, plain, sweet, or fancy, formed into flat cakes, and bakes hard; as, ship biscuit.

According to military practice, the bread or biscuit of the Romans was twice prepared in the oven.

2. A small loaf or cake of bread, raised and shortened, or made light with soda or baking powder. Usually a number are baked in the same pan, forming a sheet or card.

3. Earthen ware or porcelain which has undergone the first baking, before it is subjected to the glazing.

4. (Sculp.) A species of white, unglazed porcelain, in which vases, figures, and groups are formed in miniature.

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