egg and dart


Definition of egg and dart

: a carved ornamental design in relief consisting of an egg-shaped figure alternating with a figure somewhat like an elongated javelin or arrowhead

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Recent Examples on the Web Each room also contains mahogany crown molding in the egg and dart pattern, a characteristic of early 20th century design. Chicago Tribune,, "Algren Award runner-up: "Here Is Where the Taxi Driver Set His Wife on Fire" by GKS Waller," 2 June 2018

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First Known Use of egg and dart

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Egg and dart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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