scrambled egg


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scrambled egg

or

scrambled eggs

n
1. (Cookery) eggs cooked as described at sense 7
2. (Military) slang gold embroidery on the peak of a high-ranking military officer's cap
Translations
مَخْلوط
rántotta
umešana jajca

scrambled egg(s)

n(pl)Rührei(er) nt(pl)

scramble

(ˈskrӕmbl) verb
1. to crawl or climb quickly, using arms and legs. They scrambled up the slope; He scrambled over the rocks.
2. to move hastily. He scrambled to his feet.
3. (with for) to rush, or struggle with others, to get. The boys scrambled for the ball.
4. to distort (a telephone message etc) so that it can only be received and understood with a special receiver.
noun
(sometimes with for) an act of scrambling; a rush or struggle. There was a scramble for the best bargains.
ˈscrambler noun
a device for scrambling telephone messages.
scrambled egg(s)
beaten eggs cooked with milk and butter until thick.
References in classic literature ?
He breakfasted with appetite and method, beginning with a slice of melon, and studying a morning paper while he waited for his toast and scrambled eggs. A new sense of energy and activity had possessed him ever since he had announced to May the night before that he had business in Boston, and should take the Fall River boat that night and go on to New York the following evening.
Breakfast: Elizabeth doling out the scrambled eggs. 'What's the matter, Bill?
Look slippy.' It was wrong, of course, for Paul to slip and spill an order of scrambled eggs down the brute's coatsleeve, but who can blame him?
Harris proposed that we should have scrambled eggs for breakfast.
We did not know what scrambled eggs were, and we fancied that it must be some Red Indian or Sandwich Islands sort of dish that required dances and incantations for its proper cooking.
The woman now called to them that supper was ready, so they gathered around the table and Dorothy ate some delicious porridge and a dish of scrambled eggs and a plate of nice white bread, and enjoyed her meal.
A fried egg really only goes with bacon, a boiled egg with soldiers, a pickled egg is a joke and scrambled egg looks like Second World War rationing from Dad's Army.
Between two pieces of grilled fresh sourdough bread are grilled deli ham, scrambled egg and melted cheddar cheese.
For the rest of the ingredients, it comes with scrambled egg, green onions and a soy sauce-based broth with black pepper.
Or should we say, the largest helping of scrambled egg ever cooked in India.
Other guests demanded cornflakes in Carling lager, bacon in porridge, steak and spaghetti, yoghurt with pepper and scrambled egg on toast "with no egg".