sugar-loaf

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Several sugar-loaves (sense 1, “block of refined sugar”) of various sizes.

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sugar-loaf (plural sugar-loaves)

  1. A block of refined sugar, usually in the form of a truncated cone, in which form it was traditionally exported from the Caribbean and Brazil from the 17th century to the 19th century.
  2. (obsolete) A hat shaped like a sugar loaf.
    • J. Webster
      Why, do not I know you, grannam? and that sugar-loaf?

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