EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOAF
It has all been very sweet, but it will also be sweet to loaf awhile.
They want to loaf about, and drink, and be a nuisance to everybody, like some of the rich ones.
If it had been a loaf of bread he thought it would be more consistent.
The shape of the loaf must also be taken into consideration.
Fig. 14 illustrates a loaf of bread that has risen too much.
How long the bread should bake depends on the size of the loaf.
I ain't hired him to loaf 'round all day with Ruby and to sulk when she's gone.
On top of the barrel was a tin coffeepot, a china cup, and half a loaf of bread.
And we had the rest of the loaf for our breakfast, with water.
A black jack of ale and the heel of a loaf at a wayside inn were all my refreshments.
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.