from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A natural casing or envelop of some kinds of eggs.


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  • When the bombs came to where they kept her, the apparition stirred within her, like an octopus embryo flexing its tentacles inside its egg-case.

    mordicai: crown me king! mordicai 2004

  • The merchant was at his desk behind a railing in the rear, and a boy sat in the middle of the floor filling a patent egg-case with fresh eggs.

    Northern Georgia sketches, 1900

  • It’s really exciting to be helping with that research… but yeah, I’ve had to handle some … unsavory… spiders… I sent him an egg-case and mother brown-recluse, too. those things are common here, though if you don’t bother them, they really won’t bother you.

    Jurassic Park sequel - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? 2008


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