...the clothes and the price tickets were more of a lure, and soon the women left him alone between a table laden with folded sweaters and a tall cabinet like a bookcase full of costume jewellery and artificial flowers.
-- Ruth Rendell, Tigerlily's Orchids, 2010
It was laden with the thrilling compost of the city, a fragrance delicately blended of many things.
-- Thomas Wolfe, You Can't Go Home Again, 1940
Laden has been in English since the late 1500s. It is related to the Old English hladan meaning "to load."