egg and dart(redirected from egg and tongue)
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egg and dart,
egg and tongueor
egg and anchor
(in architecture and cabinetwork) n
a. an ornamental moulding in which a half egg shape alternates with a dart, tongue, or anchor shape
b. (as modifier): egg-and-dart moulding.
egg′ and dart′
an architectural ornament used on moldings, consisting of a closely set alternating series of oval and pointed forms.
egg and dart
(in classical art) A decorative technique that alternated arrowlike shapes with oval forms.