British a loaf having a weight, when baked, of 800 g

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Examples from the Web for half-quartern

Historical Examples of half-quartern

  • Davy Ramsay brought a half-quartern sack to put the treasure in.

    Old and New London

    Walter Thornbury

  • Among London thieves and low people generally a deadun is a half-quartern loaf.

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

  • Part of Jorrocks's half-quartern loaf was bartered with the captain of an East Indiaman for a slice of buffalo-beef.

    Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities

    Robert Smith Surtees

  • Oh, sir—but do forgive me for making free to ask such a thing—if you would only let it be a half-quartern loaf instead?

  • Students of the half-quartern household loaf will appreciate the niceties involved.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost

    William Frend De Morgan