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He don't like him loafing around here: he sent him home last Sunday.

Even if they make you a street-scavenger, remember that is better than loafing.

Instead of the loafing chairs we still had rusty old sabres then.

Damascus is more inclined to loafing or to dancing than to reading.

What's all that loafing about galleries, I ask ye, but the worst of all idling?

They spent their time in loafing, drinking, gambling and plotting "revolutions."

It was Sunday afternoon, and all the miners were loafing about with nothing to do.

He had the most novel and ingenious ideas on the subject of loafing.

Even if she wasn't too big a steamer to be loafing there, I knew her of old.

A fellow had been loafing around Jenkintown for three or four weeks.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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