Sugar-loaf

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sugar-loaf a loaf or mass of sugar, usually in the form of a truncated cone
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. sucre—Sp. azucar—Ar. assokhar—Pers. shakar—Sans. carkarā, sugar, orig. grains of sand, applied to sugar because occurring in grains.

Usage

In literature:

Only loaf sugar is used in sweetening tea.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
When cold, grate loaf sugar over them.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
To every pint add one pound loaf sugar.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
The Tree bears a bud above a span long, tapering somewhat like a Sugar-loaf.
"An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies" by Robert Knox
In using sugar get the best loaf; this should also be pounded and sifted.
"Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery" by A. G. Payne
At this time the Sugar-loaf on Terra del Fuego bore N. 33 deg.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
Snow is plentifully seen on one back range from the Sugar-loaf peak.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Its prodigious height, and its form, resembling a sugar-loaf, filled me with wonder.
"The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African" by Olaudah Equiano
The easternmost is the smallest island and most remarkable, having a high sugar loaf hill.
"A Voyage to the South Sea" by William Bligh
I'll show you how to get the sugar-loaf up, but you will have to eat it yourselves.
"One of Life's Slaves" by Jonas Lauritz Idemil Lie
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In news:

You'll see Cristo Retendor, take a cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain, and sip agua de coco on Ipanema Beach.
First Baptist Church Sugar Loaf, located at 557 Hwy 337, Higden, Ar.
A Touch of Jazz with John Pizzarelli at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center.
This Sept 6, 2012 photo shows the Christ the Redeemer statue, located on the top of Corcovado Mountain and the Sugar Loaf Mountain, are seen from the Parque Nacional da Tijuca, or Tijuca national park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The term " sugar loaf " describes the shape of the mountain.
The solid sugar loaf was packed and tightly wrapped in the shape of a cone.
If someone needed sugar, they would chisel a piece off the sugar loaf .
After sitting idle for a decade, Leelanau County locals hope to reopen Sugar Loaf Mountain ski resort.
Fresh Hope at Leelanau's Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Leelanau County locals organize a proposal to reopen the idle but much beloved Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Hudson Valley Musicians for Hurricane Sandy Relief, a benefit concert, will take place at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Highway, Sugarloaf , N.Y.
Mangrove Mama's is situated on Sugar Loaf Key in Key West and is almost hidden by overgrown bushes, it looks like a shack.
Ramblin' Jack Elliot at Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center.
A sculpture by British artist Antony Gormley is displayed on the edge of a building in front of the Sugar Loaf mountain at the Guanabara bay, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug 16, 2012.
The Loaf Sugar Mountain is pictured in Rio de Janeiro.
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