To me this vast ivory-ribbed chest, with the long, unrelieved spine, extending far away from it in a straight line, not a little resembled the hull of a great ship new-laid
upon the stocks, when only some twenty of her naked bow-ribs are inserted, and the keel is otherwise, for the time, but a long, disconnected timber.
What can you get in the country but new-laid
eggs and flowers?
As a matter of fact, the new-laid
egg is but little larger than an ordinary goose egg, and as it does not commence to grow until subjected to the light of the sun the chieftains have little difficulty in transporting several hundreds of them at one time from the storage vaults to the incubators.
'The hape is seated on the kitchen-sink, m'lady, throwing new-laid
eggs at the scullery-maid, and cook desired me to step up and ask for instructions.'
Bishop said that when he was a young man, and had fallen for a brief space into the habit of writing sermons on Saturdays, a habit which all young sons of the church should sedulously avoid, he had frequently been sensible of a depression, arising as he supposed from an over- taxed intellect, upon which the yolk of a new-laid
egg, beaten up by the good woman in whose house he at that time lodged, with a glass of sound sherry, nutmeg, and powdered sugar acted like a charm.
She is up at daylight superintending the feeding of the stock, the butter-making, the sending off of the milk for sale; a thousand things get done while most people are fast asleep, and before lazy folk are well at breakfast she is off in her pony-carriage to the other farms on the place, to rate the "mamsells," as the head women are called, to poke into every corner, lift the lids off the saucepans, count the new-laid
eggs, and box, if necessary, any careless dairymaid's ears.
Snagsby are touched up with a wet cloth, the best tea-service is set forth, and there is excellent provision made of dainty new bread, crusty twists, cool fresh butter, thin slices of ham, tongue, and German sausage, and delicate little rows of anchovies nestling in parsley, not to mention new-laid
eggs, to be brought up warm in a napkin, and hot buttered toast.
In it were some freshly-picked beans, new-laid
eggs, passionfruit, and, unexpectedly, a large, red, voluptuous hibiscus.
Love this guy!" One Direction: Nobody Knows (Pink) @reallorraine: "They look like new-laid
eggs." @deemodha: "They're all high off e numbers.
like the membrane of a new-laid
egg, like twinned 40-horse outboards,
Also at Easter, we were asked to bring new-laid
eggs to school which were donated to the children's wards in Gulson Road and Coventry and Warwick hospitals.