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  • His cheek is warm, the smell of his skin like a new-baked bread roll, firm as a warm peach.

    The Red Queen

  • Besides the busy carpenters and builders there were men and women scurrying about with pitchers of water, armfuls of bedding, folded hangings, trays of new-baked bread and baskets of food, and one strapping lad hefting a side of pork on his shoulders.

    His Disposition

  • She did not like the morning cup of coffee; its school brewage not being strong or sweet enough to suit her palate; and she had an excellent appetite, like any other healthy school-girl, for the morning pistolets or rolls, which were new-baked and very good, and of which a certain allowance was served to each.


  • In the dry warmth of the morning, the smell of the new-baked bread the wizard carried was almost painful and the drift of scent from the doors of the posting house kitchen like a glimpse of heaven.

    The Silent Tower

  • There they installed Humilis, with brychans and pillows to ease his sparsely covered bones, and ran busily back and forth in attendance on him with ale, fruit, new-baked bread, every gift they could offer.

    An Excellent Mystery

  • It was the woman he noticed first, bustling across the court from the gatehouse to the guest-hall with a basket on her arm, fresh from the Foregate market with new-baked bread and little cakes, soon after Prime.

    The Pilgrim of Hate

  • A door in the side of the fireplace revealed a golden, crusty loaf of new-baked bread.


  • Outside the chapel our wines burn like gems in the light of a hundred flambeaux; our beeves steam and wallow in ponds of gravy, rolling baked-lemon eyes; capybaras and agoutis, posed in the stances of life and bearing fur in which toasted cocoanut mingles with their own flayed skin, clamber on logs of ham and scale boulders of new-baked bread.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • And also they had six loaves of new-baked bread, a large cheese, about three dozen eggs and a ham.

    Five Get Into A Fix

  • Thus in Allan Cunningham's _Traditional Tales_, p. 11, it is said of Ezra Peden: -- "He rebuked a venerable dame, during three successive Sundays for placing a cream bowl and new-baked cake in the paths of the nocturnal elves, who, she imagined, had plotted to steal her grandson from the mother's bosom."

    Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales


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