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Quartern Loaf

A large loaf, often cut into quarters for sale.

Known at least since 1745 (OED), and variably defined locally. The London Bread Act of 1822 gave it as weighing, before baking, four pounds fifteen ounces.

Token for a quartern loaf
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Oxford Journal - Saturday 15 November 1777
Fixed weights for Penny, Two-Penny, Peck and Quartern Loaves

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