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n. pl.1.See Ey, an egg.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
"And then at last another said that he would have eyren. Then the good wife said that she understood him well.
The company is owned by Rodger Reeder and Eyren Mills, whose work doubled revenue from last year's Boo at the Zoo event, according to Altrui.
The ingredients were wete chese gratede (mild grated cheese), eyren (eggs) and buttur.
The French Je pensse et regarde toutes mes voies et converti mes piez en tes tesmoins is rendered 'I thenke and byholde alle my weyes, and I turne my feet into thy hondes'; and the editorial note 'a daft scribal error' seems justified by the MS reading 'No man may be chast that hath not hys eyren chaste'.
Maintaining this meaning through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the term was then rendered in English as |Wynde eyren' by John de Trevisa in his translation of Bartholomaeus Anglicus' De proprietatibus rerum, and later as |wind Egges' by Barnabe Googe in his translation of Conrad Heresbach's Rei rusticae libri quattuor in 1577.(5) Not long after in Beaumont and Fletcher's Wit without Money, its association with sexual reproduction is employed to call the potency of certain characters into question during the first scene of the first act with the declaration that 'Other Men With all their Delicates, and Healthful diets, Can get but wind Eggs'.