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egg·shell

 (ĕg′shĕl′)
n.
1. The thin, often brittle exterior covering of the egg of a bird or reptile.
2. A pale yellow to yellowish white.
3. A kind of paint that dries to a finish having very little shine.

eggshell

(ˈɛɡˌʃɛl)
n
1. (Zoology) the hard porous protective outer layer of a bird's egg, consisting of calcite and protein
2. (Colours) a yellowish-white colour
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a type of paper with a slightly rough finish
4. (Art Terms) (modifier) (of paint) having a very slight sheen: an eggshell finish.
5. walk on eggshells to be very cautious or diplomatic for fear of upsetting someone
adj
(Colours) of a yellowish-white colour: eggshell paint.

egg•shell

(ˈɛgˌʃɛl)

n.
1. the shell of a bird's egg, consisting of keratin fibers and calcite crystals.
2. a pale, yellowish-white color.
adj.
3. like an eggshell, esp. in being thin and fragile.
4. pale yellowish-white.
5. (of paint) having little or no gloss.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eggshell - the exterior covering of a bird's eggeggshell - the exterior covering of a bird's egg
eggs, egg - oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
Translations
قِشْر البَيْض
skořápka
æggeskal
munankuori
tojáshéj
eggjaskurn
yumurta kabuğu

eggshell

[ˈegʃel] Ncáscara f de huevo

eggshell

[ˈɛgʃɛl] ncoquille f d'œuf eggshell whiteeggshell white nblanc cassé invegg timer egg-timer [ˈɛgtaɪmər] n (with sand)sablier m; (automatic)minuteur megg whisk nfouet megg white nblanc m d'œufegg yolk njaune m d'œuf

eggshell

[ˈɛgˌʃɛl]
1. nguscio d'uovo
2. adj (paint finish) → a guscio d'uovo; (colour) → color guscio d'uovo inv

egg1

(eg) noun
1. an oval object usually covered with shell, laid by a bird, reptile etc, from which a young one is hatched. The female bird is sitting on the eggs in the nest.
2. such an object laid by a hen, used as food. Would you rather have boiled, fried or scrambled eggs?
3. in the female mammal, the cell from which the young one is formed; the ovum. The egg is fertilized by the male sperm.
ˈegg-cup noun
a small cup-shaped container for holding a boiled egg while it is being eaten.
ˈeggplant noun
a dark purple fruit used as a vegetable.
ˈeggshell noun
the fragile covering of an egg.
put all one's eggs in one basket
to depend entirely on the success of one scheme, plan etc. You should apply for more than one job – don't put all your eggs in one basket.
teach one's grandmother to suck eggs
to try to show someone more experienced than oneself how to do something.

egg·shell

n. cáscara de huevo.
References in classic literature ?
They were neatly plastered together by the Pygmy workmen, pretty much like birds' nests, out of straw, feathers, egg shells, and other small bits of stuff, with stiff clay instead of mortar; and when the hot sun had dried them, they were just as snug and comfortable as a Pygmy could desire.
Edwards, you may remain, as three do seem to be enough for such an egg shell.
Unfortunately, the threat of broken egg shells on a car may be the least of concerns for some drivers who have had their vehicle stolen.
You can buy this or make it yourself with crushed egg shells or lava rock.
ALAN STUBBS felt like he was treading on egg shells with his injury-hit Hibs players this summer.
He had us swallowing egg shells in lemon juice to prevent the onset of early osteoporosis.
Include egg shells, plant cuttings, freshcut grass, tea leaves and fruit and vegetable scraps, as well as hay, twigs, coffee grounds, nut shells, dry leaves and dry grass clippings for fibre.
Gardeners employ a range of methods besides chemical pellets to tackle snails, including beer traps, egg shells and standing on them.
Then all you need is a mixture of components such as weeds, flowers, grass clippings - known as fast rotters, and some slow rotters such as egg shells and wood prunings, to create a good compost.
Carefully remove the egg shells and use paper towels to blot dry the eggs.
Cut them into different styles, patterns and shapes and simply stick them on the egg shells and create your own unique designs.
meditabunda emerge, they stay on the top of the egg shells (chorions), as most pentatomid nymphs do, and later move off the eggs, but remain nearby, facing the empty eggs (Sanchez et al.