from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
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.
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.