"a slice off a cut loaf"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Sep 24 18:26:32 UTC 2007


OED has something resembling this from 1588 - but nothing since, esp. in the
  um-romantic sense.

  1793 _Jack Sprit-SailÂ’s Frolic: or, SailorsÂ’ Humorous Cruize; in the Latitude of London_ (London: J. Roach)  11: Those cullies who were ambitious of a cut of a loaf already pretty well sliced, retired with their acquaintance to their lady's apartments.

  JL


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