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  • They maintain their egg-like appearance during the sunlit hours (maybe an egg-like disguise?), then deflate at dark, manifesting finger-tentacles that feed on plankton, etc. See more of this beautiful creature at Environmental Graffiti.

    Bubble Coral

  • Then came a range of Parmesan-inspired ravioli and a macaroon—a huge Ostrich egg-like sphere, which we were encouraged to crack open with our fingers and break pieces off.

    The Legacy of El Bulli

  • It was here that the couple designed the Lord's media centre, an egg-like structure sheathed in aluminium panels.

    The Saturday interview: architect Amanda Levete

  • The government pumps enormous sums into high-profile cultural undertakings, like the roughly three billion yuan ($460 million) for Beijing's egg-like National Center for Performing Arts (NCPA).

    Creativity Among the Commissars

  • The iconic egg-like object functions as the foundation for new life – it is a material visualization of digital and sensual technology and nature synthesizing.

    GROBAL GREENING: ‘Techno-Organic’ Self-Watering Planters | Inhabitat

  • Most of the Web sites I came across said that if you mix one tablespoon of ground flax seeds with three tablespoons of water, you get a milky consistency that is very much egg-like.

    Lisa Lacy: Icing on the Proverbial Vegan Cake... or Not.

  •  The sweet, putrid smell of the fish, their thick whiskers and egg-like eyes, reminded Yvette of the drunken crémier who had once put his sticky thumb on her cheek when she was a girl.

    Eclipse

  •   The sweet, putrid smell of the fish, their thick whiskers and egg-like eyes, reminded Yvette of the drunken crémier who had once put his sticky thumb on her cheek when she was a girl.

    Eclipse

  • In some markets I've seen them called prunes, and in others Italian plums, or prune plums, but they are the very small plums with the egg-like shape and the dusky purple skin.

    JEWEL-LIKE, TANGY-SWEET ITALIAN PLUM JAM

  • Chang originally seemed to be a bit more put-together and egg-like only in appearance.

    Week 49: Of Course You Realize

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