loaf of bread

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n loaf of bread a shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating
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Quotations

  • Josh Billings
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    “Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.”

Usage

In literature:

Rolls may be raised lighter than a loaf of bread because the rising is checked as soon as they are put into the oven.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
A loaf of bread represents many elements united in a single body.
"The Battle of Principles" by Newell Dwight Hillis
The reason for allowing private property in land is, that two men cannot eat the same loaf of bread.
"What Social Classes Owe to Each Other" by William Graham Sumner
Only suppose, now, that you had picked up all the gold you could carry, and that you wanted to buy a loaf of bread with it.
"Fairies and Folk of Ireland" by William Henry Frost
Loaf of bread, two lines.
"The Idiot" by John Kendrick Bangs
He then went to the cup-board and brought from it a loaf of brown bread which he laid beside one of the plates.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
Cracks on the top of a loaf of bread indicate the death of a friend.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
Take the bread crumbs from the centre of a stale loaf.
"Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties" by Janet McKenzie Hill
If only we had money to buy a little loaf of white bread and a flask of claret wine!
"In the Yule-Log Glow, Book II" by Various
A week ago, however, the little girl came to the Bethel Mission asking for a loaf of bread.
"The Arena" by Various
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In poetry:

A loaf of bread, a lofty hill;
A wasp, a cruel leopard;
And specks of sale as bright to see
As lambkins to a shepherd.
"The Fly" by Walter de la Mare
On her toil-worn hand her weary head,
At her feet a shoe half-bound,
On the bare, brown table a loaf of bread,
And hunger and want around.
"Christmas Eve" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
The hills in smoke-like rings of cloud were caught.
The cape looked like a loaf of bread. In fancies
And dreams I lived. The gods myself I wrought.
"The Archipelago" by Ivan Bunin
A Book of verses underneath the bough,
Provided that the verses do not scan,
A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and Thou,
Short-haired, all angles, looking like a man.
"The New Omar" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
No longer blindfold Justice reigns; but leers
A barefaced, venal strumpet in her stead!
The stolen harvests of a hundred years
Are lighter than a stolen loaf of bread!
"The Red Winds Come!" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
And the lazy, lousy "Injuns" came a-loafing round the lake,
And a-begging for a bone or bit of bread;
And the sneaking thieves would steal whatever they could take--
From the very house where they were kindly fed.
"The Pioneer" by Hanford Lennox Gordon

In news:

A fresh loaf of baked bread could encourage kindness.
'Music Is Not a Loaf of Bread '.
Using the method popularized in the book, "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day," it only takes about five minutes of active time to produce a crusty homemade loaf.
More than 500 possible cases of price gouging of gasoline and other essentials, including a $10 box of matches and $7 loaf of bread, have been reported in New York before and after Superstorm Sandy.
More than 400 possible cases of price gouging of gasoline and other essentials, including a $10 box of matches and $7 loaf of bread, have been reported in New York before and after Superstorm Sandy.
White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf.
White Bread : A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf.
Charles Butterfield lives in Hinsdale, N.H. And graduated from Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English.
Use your loaf with these recipes and the best of Irwin's traditional breads.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane County medical examiner has confirmed that a body found near Elk, Wash. Was that of a 71-year-old Spokane Valley man with dementia who disappeared Nov 23 while driving to a store for a loaf of bread.
1 small loaf of rustic bread (about 10 ounces).
Baking a fresh loaf of bread from scratch is not as scary as it seems.
Of an unsliced oblong loaf of bread.
A British bread maker recently came under fire for a certain disturbing find in a loaf of bread: a cooked, chopped-up mouse.
I call this my Basic Steaming Kit, and I use it to steam -bake a variety of delectable breads and cakes for just pennies per loaf.
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