One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A conical moulded mass of sugar.
- 1.1 An object or structure with a conical shape.as modifier ‘a sugarloaf hat’
- ‘These include a blue sugarloaf decanter decorated with spiralling vines, the badge of the London Company of Masons and a ribbon inscribed ‘THE LODGE OF PERFECT UNION’, which operated in Cheltenham between 1763-73.’
- ‘As if having a landscape of sugarloaf peaks, jungle and old colonial grandeur were not enough, Principe's beaches are, well, perfect.’
- ‘The endless noise of the capital and the pollution soon forced us into the countryside and we managed to secure an illegal private taxi to take us south-west to the sugarloaf - shaped mountains around the small town of Vinales.’
- ‘A good hour was spent taking pictures before the sailors hiked down to the citadel itself, nestling between Machu Picchu Mountain and the sugarloaf peak of Huayna Picchu’
- ‘The sheer sugarloaf of Huayna Picchu rises like a rhinoceros horn at the end of the spur, and the Urubamba roars in a tight hairpin bend around the site, trapped in a green canyon hundreds of feet below.’
- ‘However, bands of basal scale-cutting appear on a few opaque-white pieces, such as a sugarloaf decanter gilded with Hamilton ‘vases and laurels’, as described in Christie's 1774 catalogue.’
- 1.1 An object or structure with a conical shape.
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