In them days, you could get two loaves of bread for a nickel.
After the loaves have become sufficiently cool, place them in the receptacle in which they are to be kept.
Charmides waited to see him put the loaves into the hot cave.
When the finished product is obtained, the loaves are ready to be scored and served.
She insisted on coming with me; it was she who brought the two loaves of bread.
No man can succeed in a country parish who seeks the loaves and fishes of the worldling.
This should make two loaves, or a dozen bread sticks and a dozen rolls.
Taking the flour, she kneaded it in the trough and made two loaves, one for herself and one for the travellers.
A pan of four loaves was the daily allowance for sixteen men.
Shape loaves, place two loaves in each well-greased, brick-shaped bread pan, brush between loaves with melted Cottolene.
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.