from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bread made of oatmeal. See haver.


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  • By the way, oats were not only the staple food in Scotland but also in Cumbria--where oatbread is or was called haverbread, from the norse word for oats--and the North of England.

    Oatmeal Bannock (Scones Part 1)


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  • For ages has crofter labor fed

    The gentry who lay late abed.

    They rise warm to eat

    Fine dainties of wheat;

    While cold crofters gnaw haverbread.

    November 24, 2017