Definition of quartern loaf in English:

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quartern loaf

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A loaf of bread weighing four pounds.
Example sentences
  • Thus, two quartern loaves of finished bread weigh the same as the older and larger gallon loaf.
  • These racks held ninety-six Quartern loaves per deck, eight loaves wide and twelve deep, therefore No.1 Static Bakery, Newchapel, had the capacity of baking up to 960 loaves at one time.
  • Mr Tappertit looked immensely big at a quartern loaf on the table, and breathed hard.
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