eggshell eggshell  /ˈɛɡ ˌʃɛl/


  • (n) the exterior covering of a bird's egg


  1. Finally, the hole in the second eggshell is covered with transparent material, and the egg with its patchwork embryo is replaced in the incubator.
  2. Their craft was an eggshell hull, without spars or sails or engine, riding the gale-lashed sea.


  • Susan Clark, Midwife to a Gosling

    On May 30, Topanga Animal Rescue founder Susan Clark was midwife for this baby chick. “After many hours of struggling to push out of his eggshell,” said Clark, “he got into trouble so I had to remove him from the egg and revive him somewhat (no mouth to mouth!).
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Topanga Messenger

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  1. "The atmosphere almost looks like an eggshell on an egg, it's so very thin," described Collins. "We know that we don't have much air, we need to protect what we have."
    on Aug 15, 2005 By: Eileen Collins Source: Aspen Times

  2. "I saw the characteristic vertebrae of a snake beside the dinosaur eggshell and larger bones, and I knew it was an extraordinary specimen, even if I couldn't put the whole story together at that point," Wilson said in a statement. "I just...
    on Mar 1, 2010 By: Jeffrey Wilson Source:

  3. "Nobody has enough helicopters," said war correspondent Michael Yon, author of "Moment of Truth in Iraq" and a very frequent visitor to Afghanistan. "Our troops are spread as thin as an eggshell in extremely rough territory. Some bases...
    on Mar 10, 2009 By: Michael Yon Source: FOXNews

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