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A sugarloaf may refer to :

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Form of sugar

A sugarloaf was the traditional form, a tall gently-tapering cylinder with a conical top[1], in which refined sugar was exported from the Caribbean and eastern Brazil from the 17th to 19th centuries. West Indian redirects here. ...

"...households bought their white sugar in tall, conical loaves, from which pieces were broken off with special iron sugar-cutters. Shaped something like very large heavy pliers with sharp blades attached to the cutting sides, these cutters had to be strong and tough, because the loaves were large, about 14 inches in diameter at the base, and 3 feet high [15th century]...In those days, sugar was used with great care, and one loaf lasted a long time. The weight would probably have been about 30 lb. Later, the weight of a loaf varied from 5 lb to 35 lb, according to the moulds used by any one refinery. A common size was 14 lb, but the finest sugar from Madeira came in small loaves of only 3 or 4 lb in weight...Up till late Victorian times household sugar remained very little changed and sugar loaves were still common and continued so until well into the twentieth century..."
"English Bread and Yeast Cookery", Elizabeth David [Penguin:Middlesex] 1977 (p. 139)

Today, such loaves are still common in some parts of Europe, especially in Germany where small loaves are a required ingredient for the holiday season drink Feuerzangenbowle. This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ... // General The Feuerzangenbowle is a German Christmas and New Years tradition which translates literally as Fire Tongs Punch. Feuerzangenbowle with the burning Zuckerhut Feuerzangenbowle, Yosemite cabin 2005/2006 It is a bowl, similar to a fondue set, which hangs over a small spirit burner. ...


Mountains and rock formations

The characteristic shape of a sugarloaf has led to a number of hills and mountains being named Sugarloaf, including:

Australia
  • Mount Sugarloaf, near Newcastle, New South Wales
  • Sugarloaf Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sugarloaf Rock, Western Australia
Brazil
Canada
  • Mount Sugar Loaf, Quebec
  • Sugarloaf Mountain, New Brunswick
Ireland
Isle of Man
  • Sugarloaf Rock
UK
USA

Mount Sugarloaf is a mountain overlooking the city of Newcastle, in New South Wales, Australia. ... Sugarloaf Mountain (in Portuguese, Pão de Açúcar) is a peak situated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Sugar Loaf The Sugar Loaf mountain is in County Wicklow, just south of Bray. ... The Little Sugar Loaf is a hill in County Wicklow. ... The Sugarloaf is a mountain in west County Wicklow, Ireland. ... Sugarloaf Mountain is a mountain south-west of Glengarriff in County Cork, Ireland. ... Sugar Loaf Mountain, usually called simply the Sugar Loaf (Welsh: Mynydd Pen-Y-Fal or Y Fâl), is a mountain situated north-west of Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, Wales. ... Sugarloaf Mountain is the highest point in peninsular Florida, at 312 feet (95 m) above sea level. ... Big Bay is an unincorporated community located in Marquette County, Michigan. ... Sugarloaf Mountain is a mountain located in Franklin County, Maine. ... Sugarloaf/USA Ski resort Sugarloaf/USA is a major ski resort located on Sugarloaf Mountain near Carrabassett Valley, Maine. ... Sugarloaf Mountain is a monadnock mountain in Dickerson, Maryland, close to Frederick. ... Sugar Loaf is a 75-foot-high (23m) landlocked rock or stack in the interior of Mackinac Island in Lake Huron. ... sugar loaf in 1898 Today Sugar Loaf is a rocky pinnacle overlooking eastern Winona above the junction of Highways 61 and 43. ...

Other places

A number of other places are named Sugarloaf:

UK
USA

Sugar Loaf railway station is a remote countryside station in Powys and is the most remote station on the Heart of Wales Line. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street Station in 1865. ... This article is about the country. ... Sugarloaf Key is one of the larger islands in the lower Florida Keys, from mile markers 20 to 17. ... Palm trees in Islamorada The Florida Keys is an archipelago of about 1700 islands in the southeast United States. ... Sugarloaf Township is a township located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. ... TPC at Sugarloaf (full name Tournament Players Club at Sugarloaf) is an 18-hole golf course, located in Duluth, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. ... Gwinnett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Tahoe redirects here. ... Sugar Loaf is a hamlet in Orange County, New York. ... Big Bear City is a census-designated place located in San Bernardino County, California. ... Big Bear Lake is a reservoir in the San Bernardino Mountains in San Bernardino County, California, USA. It has an east-west length of approximately 7 miles (11. ...

Other things

  • A type of pineapple
  • Sugarloaf (horse breed)[citation needed]
  • The movie production company that made Kiss of the Spider Woman
  • Sugarloaf (band), a 1970's rock music group best known for their hit songs "Green-Eyed Lady" (1970) and "Don't Call Us, We'll Call You" (1975)
  • Late style of medieval great helm, with a conical top

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