egg-and-anchor
egg-and-anchor egg-and-anchor n. same as {egg-and-dart}.

Syn: egg-and-dart, egg-and-tongue. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Egg and anchor — Egg Egg ([e^]g), n. [OE., fr. Icel. egg; akin to AS. [ae]g (whence OE. ey), Sw. [ a]gg, Dan. [ae]g, G. & D. ei, and prob. to OSlav. aje, jaje, L. ovum, Gr. w,o n, Ir. ugh, Gael. ubh, and perh. to L. avis bird. Cf. {Oval}.] 1. (Popularly) The oval …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • egg and anchor — noun see egg and dart * * * egg and anchor, = egg and dart. (Cf. ↑egg and dart) …   Useful english dictionary

  • egg-and-anchor — noun a decorative molding; a series of egg shaped figures alternating with another shape • Syn: ↑egg and dart, ↑egg and tongue • Hypernyms: ↑molding, ↑moulding * * * eggˈ and anchˈor, eggˈ and dartˈ, eggˈ and tongueˈ …   Useful english dictionary

  • egg-and-dart — Anchor An chor ([a^][ng] k[ e]r), n. [OE. anker, AS. ancor, oncer, L. ancora, sometimes spelt anchora, fr. Gr. a gkyra, akin to E. angle: cf. F. ancre. See {Angle}, n.] 1. A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • egg-and-tongue — Anchor An chor ([a^][ng] k[ e]r), n. [OE. anker, AS. ancor, oncer, L. ancora, sometimes spelt anchora, fr. Gr. a gkyra, akin to E. angle: cf. F. ancre. See {Angle}, n.] 1. A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • egg and dart — egg and dart, egg and dart egg and dart . a decorative ovolo molding, having a series of egg shaped figures alternating with another shape in the form of a dart or anchor. Also used attributively; as, an egg and dart molding; an egg and dart… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • egg and dart — egg and dart, egg and dart egg and dart . a decorative ovolo molding, having a series of egg shaped figures alternating with another shape in the form of a dart or anchor. Also used attributively; as, an egg and dart molding; an egg and dart… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • egg and tongue — egg and dart egg and dart, egg and dart egg and dart . a decorative ovolo molding, having a series of egg shaped figures alternating with another shape in the form of a dart or anchor. Also used attributively; as, an egg and dart molding; an egg… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • egg-and-dart — egg and dart, egg and dart egg and dart . a decorative ovolo molding, having a series of egg shaped figures alternating with another shape in the form of a dart or anchor. Also used attributively; as, an egg and dart molding; an egg and dart… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • egg and dart — Egg Egg ([e^]g), n. [OE., fr. Icel. egg; akin to AS. [ae]g (whence OE. ey), Sw. [ a]gg, Dan. [ae]g, G. & D. ei, and prob. to OSlav. aje, jaje, L. ovum, Gr. w,o n, Ir. ugh, Gael. ubh, and perh. to L. avis bird. Cf. {Oval}.] 1. (Popularly) The oval …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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