[From a cartoon in Punch magazine (London, UK) in which a timid curate (a junior clergy member), when served a stale egg at a bishop's table, tries to assure his host that parts of the egg were edible:
"One act of sportsmanship by London Irish and a moment's opportunism by Saracens separated these two sides after a curate's egg of a match."
David Llewellyn; Saracens 24 London Irish 20; The Independent (London, UK);Nov 25, 2007.
"No one person knows everything - even the conceited and contumelious, neither any group nor individual is greater than the country." Oba Pius; The National Political Reform Conference; The Post (Cameroon); March 31, 2005.
a specific sub-genre of Bildungsroman; it is a novel about an artist's growth to maturity. Such novels often depict the struggles of a sensitive youth against the values of a bourgeois society of his or her time.
In Greek mythology, Stentor (Στεντω�?) was a herald of the Greek forces during the Trojan War. His name has given rise to the adjective meaning loud-voiced, for which he was famous. Homer said his "voice was as powerful as fifty voices of other men".
fast-growing vine from eastern Asia having tuberous starchy roots and hairy trifoliate leaves and racemes of purple flowers followed by long hairy pods containing many seeds; grown for fodder and forage and root starch; widespread in the southern United States.
*small spot on skin - in physiology, a small pigmented spot on the skin that is neither raised nor depressed
*yellow spot near the retina - in ophthalmology,
a small yellowish spot in the middle of the retina that provides the greatest visual acuity and color
*astronomy - same as sunspot