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    Smile Meaning: French glaze on their loaves - a Brittany sage

    In movie Sherlock Holmes, he said: "As to where I am, I was, admittedly, lost for a moment, between Charing Cross and Holborn, but I was saved by the bread shop on Saffron Hill. The only baker to use a certain French glaze on their loaves - a Brittany sage."

    I don't understand what the expression "using French glaze on loaves - a Brittany sage" means?

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    Re: Meaning: French glaze on their loaves - a Brittany sage

    If you glaze bread or cakes, you apply a thin layer of something like eggs or milk to make them look shiny. This one was a French style glaze, and Brittany Sage is the name of this particular one.

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    Re: Meaning: French glaze on their loaves - a Brittany sage

    Thanks very much. So Brittaney Sage is the baker?

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    Re: Meaning: French glaze on their loaves - a Brittany sage

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    Thanks very much. So Brittaney Sage is the baker?
    No. It's a type of glaze, presumably flavoured with sage and originating in Brittany; or flavoured with sage from Brittany.

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    Re: Meaning: French glaze on their loaves - a Brittany sage

    I see! Thanks very much. The only baker to use a certain French glaze on their loaves, a Brittany sage (a kind of plant/flavor, not a person)

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    Re: Meaning: French glaze on their loaves - a Brittany sage

    Yes.

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