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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of loaf.


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  • When he worked he worked with every particle of energy he possessed, but when he "loafed," as he expressed it, he cast all care to the winds and was like an emancipated school-boy.

    Peggy Stewart at School

  • An ancient-looking apothecary, with an old "Rebel bushwhacker" and a painter out of work who "loafed" of evenings in, or in front of, the corner apothecary shop, had stood gap-mouthed at these recitations until the mine of wonders had been to the last grain exhausted.

    A Strange Discovery

  • Going in on the train I 'loafed' all the way, and the process tired me.

    Dorothy Dale's Queer Holidays

  • So they "loafed" and chatted aimlessly, and drank huge quantities of the billy-tea, that is quite the nicest tea in the world, especially when it is stirred with a stick.

    A Little Bush Maid

  • For another year Captain Zelotes "loafed," as he called it, although others might have considered his activities about the place anything but that.

    The Portygee

  • Offutt's goods had not arrived when Mr. Lincoln reached New Salem; and he "loafed" about, so those who remember his arrival say, good-naturedly taking a hand in whatever he could find to do, and in his droll way making friends of everybody.

    McClure's Magazine December, 1895

  • The two last statements were true if nothing else was that the man had said; and after holding up his feet and examining his boots with his head a-one-side, as if considering their probable efficiency against flesh and blood, he slid from his perch, and "loafed" slowly up the street, whistling and kicking the stones as he went along.

    Frances Kane's Fortune

  • Pawkins rather 'loafed' his time away than otherwise.

    Martin Chuzzlewit

  • When I found out he aimed to take her to Cinnabar's, I figured, like you did, that she'd be safe, so I kind of loafed around to see if you wouldn't be along. "

    Prairie Flowers

  • He walked much, out in the hills, and loafed long hours in the quiet parks.

    Chapter 41


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