• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Loaves pl. of Loaf.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During World War II, bakers in the United States were ordered to stop selling sliced bread for the duration of the war on January 18, 1943. Only whole loaves were made available to the public. It was never explained how this action helped the war effort.
    • n loaves Plural of loaf.
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In literature:

The basket was upset, the beautiful new loaves went bumping and bouncing all over the dusty chalky road.
"Five Children and It" by E. Nesbit
The soil without the labourers would produce no loaves at all.
"A Critical Examination of Socialism" by William Hurrell Mallock
Now turn out on moulding board and cut into loaves.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
Grandma sent Ann out into the kitchen to put the loaves in the oven and lo and behold!
"The Adventures of Ann" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
M. Koch had been, if he be not yet, a grocer; but was so fond of rare old books, that he scarcely ever visited his canisters and sugar-loaves.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Three" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Upon the parallel boards were tin plates stacked high in piles, tin cups, knives and forks, and scores of loaves of bread.
"Under Handicap" by Jackson Gregory
Smaller loaves are even more desirable.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
Each soldier carried also a linen bag, slung in form of a shoulder-belt, containing two loaves of three pounds each.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
Sometimes the fire is made on the inside and the loaves of dough plastered on the outside.
"Hebrew Life and Times" by Harold B. Hunting
It seemed she had been caught in the act of stealing two loaves from the shop of a baker.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander

In poetry:

I saw the kings of London town,
The kings that buy and sell,
That built it up with penny loaves
And penny lies as well:
"The Old Song" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Till at length the portly abbot
Mumured, "Why this waste of food?
Be it changed to loaves henceforward
For our fasting brotherhood."
"Walter Von Der Vogelweid" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If five small loaves, by his command,
Could many thousands serve;
Might they not trust his gracious hand,
That they should never starve?
"But One Loaf" by John Newton
And then I thought of Him who fed
Five thousand hungry men,
With five small casual loaves of bread,--
Would he were here again!--
Dear God! hast Thou still miracles
For the troubled sons of men?
"God Is Good" by John Oxenham
With five small loaves five thousand men He fed,
How great his pow'r! — how filling was the bread!
Two ships He freighted at one wond'rous draught,
Tho' they, who tri'd before, had nothing caught.
"The Life And Death Of Christ" by Rees Prichard
I mind them times when lads marched down our street
Wi' penny loaves on pikes all steeped i' blooid;
"It's breead or blooid," they cried. "We've nowt to eat;
To Hell wi' all that taxes t' people's fooid."
"The Hungry Forties" by F W Moorman

In news:

Mobile Loaves and Fishes (MLF) provides food and clothing, and promote dignity, to our homeless brothers and sisters in need.
3 mini loaves (6 slices each) 1 (10 oz.
An acre will produce enough wheat for about 2,500 loaves of wheat bread.
Loaves of Bread Not Slices.
Crusty loaves are so simple to make, this could become an everyday ritual.
Loaves multiply in the hands of Bagel Brigade.
But these rich, moist — and yes, eggy — loaves deserve serious consideration.
But these rich, moist -- and yes, eggy -- loaves deserve serious consideration.
AniMeals still delivering via Firstenburg Loaves & Fishes.
I make the mini loaves and it can be frozen for up to a month.
2 regluar loaves, 6 mini loaves, or a ton of muffins.
1 c 2 Demi-Loaves (6 oz.
24 to 36 servings Yield: 2 loaves.
Willo Bread is sold next door to My Florist Cafe, which uses the creative loaves in its sandwiches and salads.
Jason Gendusa of Gendusa's Bakery with po-boy loaves.

In science:

They said to him: ”We have only five loaves here and two fish”.
Zeno meets modern science
Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.
Zeno meets modern science