staff of life


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staff of life

n. pl. staves of life or staffs of life
A staple or necessary food, especially bread.

staff′ of life′


n.
bread, considered as the mainstay of the human diet.
[1630–40]
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Noun1.staff of life - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then bakedstaff of life - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
starches - foodstuff rich in natural starch (especially potatoes, rice, bread)
flour - fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain
baked goods - foods (like breads and cakes and pastries) that are cooked in an oven
anadama bread - a yeast-raised bread made of white flour and cornmeal and molasses
bap - a small loaf or roll of soft bread
barmbrack - a rich currant cake or bun
breadstick, bread-stick - a crisp stick-shaped roll; often served with soup
Boston brown bread, brown bread - dark steamed bread made of cornmeal wheat and flour with molasses and soda and milk or water
bun, roll - small rounded bread either plain or sweet
caraway seed bread - bread containing caraway seeds
challah, hallah - (Judaism) a loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeast; often formed into braided loaves and glazed with eggs before baking
cinnamon bread - bread flavored with cinnamon often containing raisins
cracked-wheat bread - bread made with cracked wheat that has been ground fine
cracker - a thin crisp wafer made of flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet
crouton - a small piece of toasted or fried bread; served in soup or salads
brown bread, dark bread, whole meal bread, whole wheat bread - bread made with whole wheat flour
English muffin - round, raised muffin cooked on a griddle; usually split and toasted before being eaten
flatbread - any of various breads made from usually unleavened dough
garlic bread - French or Italian bread sliced and spread with garlic butter then crisped in the oven
gluten bread - bread made with gluten flour
Host - a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion
loaf, loaf of bread - a shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating
matzah, matzo, matzoh, unleavened bread - brittle flat bread eaten at Passover
naan, nan - leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop
onion bread - bread containing finely minced onions
raisin bread - bread containing raisins
quick bread - breads made with a leavening agent that permits immediate baking
rye bread - any of various breads made entirely or partly with rye flour
salt-rising bread - white wheat bread raised by a salt-tolerant bacterium in a mixture of salt and either cornmeal or potato pulp
simnel - a crisp bread of fine white flour
sour bread, sourdough bread - made with a starter of a small amount of dough in which fermentation is active
toast - slices of bread that have been toasted
wafer - thin disk of unleavened bread used in a religious service (especially in the celebration of the Eucharist)
light bread, white bread - bread made with finely ground and usually bleached wheat flour
sandwich - two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them
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Now, however, return home, and go about among the suitors; begin getting provisions ready for your voyage; see everything well stowed, the wine in jars, and the barley meal, which is the staff of life, in leathern bags, while I go round the town and beat up volunteers at once.
I made a study of the ancient and indispensable art of bread-making, consulting such authorities as offered, going back to the primitive days and first invention of the unleavened kind, when from the wildness of nuts and meats men first reached the mildness and refinement of this diet, and travelling gradually down in my studies through that accidental souring of the dough which, it is supposed, taught the leavening process, and through the various fermentations thereafter, till I came to "good, sweet, wholesome bread," the staff of life.
It doesn't take long for such views to be spread and considered fact in other public places where gossip, true or otherwise, is the staff of life.
Flour represents "the staff of life," eggs represent "creation," salt symbolizes "wholesomeness" and milk represents "purity," according to Historic UK.
It was known for having a bit of a sing song on Saturday nights" Pub historian Dave Green reveals there was a different pub at an even earlier date: "The Staff of Life, owned by Leigh Tolson of the museum family, was at 6 Bank Field Road, or Almondbury Bank, from about 1850 to 1914," he says.
The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the entire staff of Life Care Ctr.
The Bible may tell us bread is the staff of life but, for those with food intolerances, the average baker's loaf is a recipe for serious illness.
Water, the staff of life for all living things, is the lifeblood of vegetable processing operations in many ways.
He talked of how the buffalo was once the staff of life to the Indian.