One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A loaf of bread weighing four pounds.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Thus, two quartern loaves of finished bread weigh the same as the older and larger gallon loaf.’
- ‘Mr Tappertit looked immensely big at a quartern loaf on the table, and breathed hard.’
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