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rye bread

bread that is made either entirely or partly from rye flour, often with caraway seeds.
Origin of rye bread
1570-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The maiden took the piece of rye-bread rubbed with dripping which Barbaik had given her in a bit of linen with her beetle.

    Breton Legends Anonymous
  • Why should one live on rye-bread when one can have cake and ice-cream?

    Forest Neighbors William Davenport Hulbert
  • They then divided into groups, to whom two peasants began to distribute butter and rye-bread.

    The Chouans Honore de Balzac
  • There was a plate of rye-bread on the table, from which Bert helped himself to a slice.

    Five Hundred Dollars Horatio Alger
  • Maria now placed upon the table a jar of dripping and a large loaf of rye-bread.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
  • Toast small slices of rye-bread and spread with sardines, pounded to a paste and rubbed smooth with butter.

  • I urged my needs, and finally got some rye-bread and cheese.

    Fresh Fields John Burroughs
  • He is so fond of rye-bread that he follows any person who holds him a piece of it.

    Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10) Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
  • They produced pumpernickel from one cupboard, and rye-bread and sausage from another, and all began to talk again and eat.

    Three More John Silence Stories Algernon Blackwood
  • We had a little crust of rye-bread at noon yesterday, but she said that she was not hungry, and made me eat nearly all of it.

    Lords of the World Alfred John Church
British Dictionary definitions for rye-bread

rye bread

any of various breads made entirely or partly from rye flour, often with caraway seeds
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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