One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(especially of a commercially produced loaf of bread) not having been cut into slices.
- ‘An uncomfortable silence pounded Andy's ears into her head and she gripped the package of unsliced turkey breast meat before she set it on the counter.’
- ‘These confections were the stuff of dreams then, being a rarity in any ordinary household and only afforded on very special occasions. For us, the unsliced plain loaf with no wrapper and, once in a while, the softer pan loaf.’
- ‘Whole, unsliced cucumbers can last up to 10 days in the refrigerator (stored in a plastic bag).’
- ‘John moved across the shop to a large cupboard and opening the door, took from a shelf, a large white unsliced loaf.’
- ‘You can order the three pounds of pastrami sliced or unsliced.’
- ‘Mum used to buy very nice unsliced loaves of bread which would rest on the chopping board ready for slicing and toasting.’
- ‘He uses a piece of unsliced smoked salmon, and slices it slightly thicker than normal so that it will pan-fry without drying out.’
- ‘If you don't like the smell of broccoli while boiling it, add slices of red bell peppers, or even chunks of stale, unsliced bread.’
- ‘No, it's not a figure of speech, they quite literally make theatre out of two bread rolls and an unsliced white.’
- ‘‘Indeed not, Mr. Phillet,’ he replied, trying to remember the last time he had seen a duck, unplucked, unsliced and not sitting at number six on the á la carte menu.’
- ‘You never know, I may one day have an hour or two to spare to work them out and shall discover they are the best thing since the rediscovery of unsliced bread.’
- ‘He built himself a sandwich with thick slices from one of the unsliced wholemeal loaves that Wendy insisted on buying from a small local bakery.’
- ‘It was buried near a tree and ‘died a very happy truffle, back in the ground, unsliced,’ the restaurant's owner said.’
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