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Origin of baker
Examples from the Web for baker
He becomes especially earnest when the conversation turns to his role as The Baker in Into the Woods.New ‘Late Late Show’ Host James Corden Would Like to Manage Your Expectations|Kevin Fallon|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It appeared that Baker would again have to face Clark in the forthcoming run-off.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era|Gary May|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it was not enough, especially after the left-leaning Boston Globe endorsed Baker.Blue Massachusetts Goes Red, Picks Charlie Baker for Governor|David Freedlander|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Massachusetts, for example, Baker is running as a pro-choice, pro same-sex marriage Republican nominee.
Clary added: “The person most engaged was Baker [Mitchell].”At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’|ProPublica|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Baker and Rowe and the others proceeded to the little shop where Miller did a cigar business.Frank Merriwell's Return to Yale|Burt L. Standish
Colonel Baker had been senator for Oregon, and was well known as an orator.North America, Volume I (of 2)|Anthony Trollope
"It's not entirely a question of demonstration, Mr. Ellerbee," said Baker.The Great Gray Plague|Raymond F. Jones
Having rested for two days we again moved forward, Mrs. Baker being carried on a litter.In the Heart of Africa|Samuel White Baker
That Hawkins had used it for the landing and housing of corn for his trade as a baker.Old Boston Taverns and Tavern Clubs|Samuel Adams Drake
Old English bæcere "baker," agent noun from bacan "to bake" (see bake (v.)). In the Middle Ages, the craft had two divisions, braun-bakeres and whit-bakeres.
White bakers shall bake no hors brede..broune bakers shall bake whete brede as it comyth grounde fro the mylle withoute ony bultyng of the same. Also the seid broune bakers shall bake hors brede of clene benys and pesyn, And also brede that is called housholdersbrede. [Letterbook in the City of London Records Office, Guildhall, 1441]
Baker's dozen "thirteen" is from 1590s.
These dealers [hucksters] ... on purchasing their bread from the bakers, were privileged by law to receive thirteen batches for twelve, and this would seem to have been the extent of their profits. Hence the expression, still in use, "A baker's dozen." [H.T. Riley, "Liber Albus," 1859]