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.
“If you turn down half a loaf, you get nothing,” Smeal said.
Freeze the semifreddo in a loaf pan until hardened and serve.
To fill demand, the Martins collaborated with baker John Gendusa who developed a 40-inch loaf of French bread to reduce waste.
Tommy, boy, fetch out the loaf and the cheese and the teapot.
If it had been a loaf of bread he thought it would be more consistent.
The day has passed like the others lately, with nothing to do but loaf about.
The shape of the loaf must also be taken into consideration.
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.