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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 ?
Also, on each landing there is a medley of boxes, chairs, and dilapidated wardrobes; while the windows have had most of their panes shattered, and everywhere stand washtubs filled with dirt, litter, eggshells, and fish-bladders.
An hour or two afterwards the landlord got up, and took his handkerchief to wipe his face, but the pin ran into him and pricked him: then he walked into the kitchen to light his pipe at the fire, but when he stirred it up the eggshells flew into his eyes, and almost blinded him.
The coffee pot was scalding, the coffee was measured out in a bowl, and broken eggshells for the settling process were standing near.
Nor does he eat the eggshells, but puts them away in soft boxes where they will not break.
I have a fief in the Rue Tirechappe, and all the women are in love with me, as true as Saint Eloy was an excellent goldsmith, and that the five trades of the good city of Paris are the tanners, the tawers, the makers of cross-belts, the purse-makers, and the sweaters, and that Saint Laurent was burnt with eggshells.
He managed to get hold of a club and began crushing heads like eggshells.
Again the same rubbish, the same eggshells lying about on the spiral stairs, again the open doors of the flats, again the same kitchens and the same fumes and stench coming from them.
Suddenly I came to myself and, with that strange instinct which seems ever to prompt me to my duty, I seized the cudgel, which had fallen to the floor at the commencement of the battle, and swinging it with all the power of my earthly arms I crashed it full upon the head of the ape, crushing his skull as though it had been an eggshell.
His powerful tail was raised high to one side, and as he passed close above them he brought it down in one terrific sweep that crushed a green warrior's skull as though it had been an eggshell.
That's what I was saying to you- those German gentlemen won't win the battle tomorrow but will only make all the mess they can, because they have nothing in their German heads but theories not worth an empty eggshell and haven't in their hearts the one thing needed tomorrow- that which Timokhin has.
It is inadequate to say that the skull was smashed to bits like an eggshell.
Chicken eggshells are made up of 95 percent calcium carbonate by weight and the rest is organic material.