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Eggshell   /ˈɛgʃˌɛl/   Listen

The exterior covering of a bird's egg.  Synonym: shell.

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"Eggshell" Quotes from Famous Books

... to do is to place the empty half-shell of your egg on the rim of the plate, and keeping this latter duly sloped, by a slight movement of the wrist as may be needful, you will see the eggshell begin to revolve rapidly on its own axis, at the same time traveling round the plate. It is hardly necessary to remark that the egg-shell will not travel uphill, and the plate must therefore be gradually shifted round, as well ...
— Entertainments for Home, Church and School • Frederica Seeger

... me, that magnificent rustic!" he growled. "At a sign from Marie-Anne he would have crushed me like an eggshell, without a thought of my ancestors. Ah! does he also love her? There will be three ...
— The Honor of the Name • Emile Gaboriau

... being the unlucky fourth. The next four comers were put down immediately to another table; and presently the tea-trays, which I had seen set out in the storeroom as I passed in the morning, were placed each on the middle of a card-table. The china was delicate eggshell; the old-fashioned silver glittered with polishing; but the eatables were of the slightest description. While the trays were yet on the tables, Captain and the Miss Browns came in; and I could see that, somehow ...
— The Bed-Book of Happiness • Harold Begbie

... with sandbanks lying off them; but a coast with a shelving beach, and pretty deep water, right up to it. If you get cast on a coast like that of Portugal, it is certain death. Your ship will get smashed up like an eggshell, against those rocks you are talking of, and not a soul gets a chance of escape; while if you are blown on a flat coast, you may get carried within a ship's length of the beach before you strike, and it is hard if you can't ...
— Held Fast For England - A Tale of the Siege of Gibraltar (1779-83) • G. A. Henty

Words linked to "Eggshell" :   shell, egg, covering, eggs, cover, natural covering

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