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Egg, that from which the young of birds and some other animals are produced: Wiv. III, 5, 31. As II, 5, 14. III, 2, 39. H5 I, 2, 171. Troil. I, 2, 145. Troil. I, 2, 145 Rom. III, 1, 26. Caes. II, 1, 32. Lr. I, 4, 170. Lr. I, 4, 170 Lr. I, 4, 170 III, 7, 106. IV, 6, 51. “an e. and butter,” H4A I, 2, 23. II, 1, 65. “as full of quarrels as an e. is full of meat,” Rom. III, 1, 24. as like as --s, Wint, I, 2, 130. Used to denote any thing worthless: “he will steal an e. out of a cloister,” All's IV, 3, 280. “will you take --s for money?” Wint. I, 2, 161* (cf. the passage in Lr. I, 4, 170 etc.). “not worth an e.” Cor. IV, 4, 21. Term of reproach for a malapert boy: Mcb. IV, 2, 83; cf. “pigeonegg,” LLL V, 1, 78; “finch-egg,” Troil. V, 1, 41.
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