All the man had in the room to eat was half a loaf of dry bread and two bottles of water.
In her cramped kitchen she mashed pork fat with oatmeal and sculpted a loaf, which she fried up in patties.
To fill demand, the Martins collaborated with baker John Gendusa who developed a 40-inch loaf of French bread to reduce waste.
As for me, I am grateful the check has arrived—10 percent of a loaf is better than no loaf at all.
This 2-0 was a clear-cut win, a sharp slice through a loaf, no ambiguity, no crumbs.
Tommy, boy, fetch out the loaf and the cheese and the teapot.
It consisted of a bowl of potatoes, salt, the loaf and butter, and a pitcher of water.
The day has passed like the others lately, with nothing to do but loaf about.
Cut your loaf in two, the top from the bottom; cut the top crust in 4, and the bottom in 3.
At the time of the surrender, not a loaf of bread could be obtained for love or money.
late 13c., from Old English hlaf "portion of bread baked in a mass of definite form," from Proto-Germanic *khlaibuz (cf. Old Norse hleifr, Swedish lev, Old Frisian hlef, Old High German hleib, German Laib, Gothic hlaifs "bread, loaf"), of uncertain origin, perhaps connected to Old English hlifian "to raise higher, tower," on the notion of the bread rising as it bakes, but it is unclear whether "loaf" or "bread" is the original sense. Finnish leipä, Old Church Slavonic chlebu, Lithuanian klepas probably are Germanic loan words. Meaning "chopped meat shaped like a bread loaf" is attested from 1787.
1835, American English, back-formation from loafer (1830), which often is regarded as a variant of land loper (1795), a partial loan-translation of German Landläufer "vagabond," from Land "land" + Läufer "runner," from laufen "to run" (see leap). But OED finds this connection "not very probable." Related: Loafed; loafing.