from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A loaf of cheat-bread.
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At length the time came for him to eat his luncheon, and he sat down and drew the cheat-loaf from the basket.
But the wife, once the Rainbow-maiden, did not like the new servant, so she baked him a cheat-loaf -- a very thick loaf, half of barley, half of oatmeal, and with a great flint-stone in the centre, and around the flint-stone was melted butter.
Now as he plunged it into the cheat-loaf it hit right upon the hard flint in the centre and broke in several pieces.