Quite a few of these loafs use potato starch and tapioca starch in attempts to produce a lighter, fluffier product.
And that soothes him so much he loafs against the tier rail while I knocks on the door of Cell 69.
He rolls over to the shady side of his gourbi (the sunny side is getting too warm) and loafs along until another autumn.
One of them loafs across and explains to the Tribal Herald, who, next week, cries aloud that the road ought to be mended.
Knows that 'ouse inside out--loafs there now, the beggar, with Chantel's cook.
Half a loafs better than no bread, and the same remark holds good with crumbs.
Thus he loafs on through the years, outside or inside his office, without a care beyond the getting of his whisky and his tobacco.
He loafs in Frank's room until Frank has had to give up smoking.
He struts and loafs through the kitchen and lords it over the men.
They tell me he's turned Atheist, and loafs about all Sunday with a gun.
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.