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Old EnglishsbEnglish
Egg* nMid-14c., egge, mostly in northern England dialect, from Old Norse egg. This Norse-derived northern word vied in Middle English with native cognates eye, eai, eir, eyren (pl) from Old English æg, until finally displacing the others after c.1500.
Egg phr"Chicken and the Egg*" - two factors each of which results in the other.
Egg phr"Have Eggs on the Spit/Eyren" - be very busy.
Egg phr"Tread on Egg Shells*/Eye" - proceed with great caution.
Egg-corn nA word or phrase that results from a mishearing because of similar sounds.
Egghead nSomebody of superior intellectual.
Egg-monger nA dealer in eggs; an eirmonger.
Egg-shell nThe calcareous outside covering of an egg.
Egg-timer nA device for timing the cooking of eggs.
Egg-white nThe albumen of an egg as distinguished from the yolk.
Egleche adjValiant, brave, fierce warrior. 2. a cruel person.
Egleche adjMisery, sharp conflict.
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