Loaf sugar, refined sugar that has been formed into a conical loaf in a mold.

(Loaf), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Loafed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Loafing.] [G. laufen to run, Prov. G. loofen. See Leap.] To spend time in idleness; to lounge or loiter about. " Loafing vagabonds." W. Black.

(Loaf), v. t. To spend in idleness; — with away; as, to loaf time away.

(Loaf"er) n. [G. läufer a runner, Prov. G. laufer, lofer, fr. laufen to run. See Leap.] One who loafs; a lazy lounger. Lowell.

(Loam) n. [AS. lam; akin to D. leem, G. lehm, and E. lime. See 4th Lime.]

1. A kind of soil; an earthy mixture of clay and sand, with organic matter to which its fertility is chiefly due.

We wash a wall of loam; we labor in vain.

2. (Founding) A mixture of sand, clay, and other materials, used in making molds for large castings, often without a pattern.

Loam mold(Founding), a mold made with loam. See Loam, n., 2.Loam molding, the process or business of making loam molds.Loam plate, an iron plate upon which a section of a loam mold rests, or from which it is suspended.Loam work, loam molding or loam molds.

(Loam), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Loamed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Loaming.] To cover, smear, or fill with loam.

(Loam"y) a. Consisting of loam; partaking of the nature of loam; resembling loam. Bacon.

(Loan) n. [See Lawn.] A loanin. [Scot.]
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(Load"er) n. One who, or that which, loads; a mechanical contrivance for loading, as a gun.

(Load"ing), n.

1. The act of putting a load on or into.

2. A load; cargo; burden. Shak.

(Load"man*age, Lode"man*age) , n. Pilotage; skill of a pilot or loadsman. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Loads"man, Lodes"man) , n. [Load, lode + man. See Lode.] A pilot. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Load"star`, Lode"star`) , n. [Load, lode + star. See Lode.] A star that leads; a guiding star; esp., the polestar; the cynosure. Chaucer. " Your eyes are lodestars." Shak.

The pilot can no loadstar see.

(Load"stone`, Lode"stone) , n. [Load, lode + stone.] (Min.) A piece of magnetic iron ore possessing polarity like a magnetic needle. See Magnetite.

(Loaf) n.; pl. Loaves [OE. lof, laf, AS. hlaf; akin to G. laib, OHG. hleip, Icel. hleifr, Goth. hlaifs, Russ. khlieb', Lith. klëpas. Cf. Lady, Lammas, Lord.] Any thick lump, mass, or cake; especially, a large regularly shaped or molded mass, as of bread, sugar, or cake. Bacon.

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