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  • n. Plural form of eggcup.

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Examples

  • It's only a matter of time before the former TV-am headquarters, famous for the giant eggcups on its skyline, and those of MI6, whose robotic forms a peevish critic once compared to Arnold Schwarzenegger, become listed buildings.

    PoMo power: the return of postmodernism

  • Instantly lost in the psychedelic wonders of its rioting grain, I imagine the burr oak bowls I could turn on the lathe, and the kitchen table I could make, set with pale plates and eggcups.

    Wildwood

  • We owned porcelain eggcups, Tupperware cake carriers, and enamel chopsticks with mother-of-pearl inlays.

    I'm Perfect, You're Doomed

  • Yet you still get things like the Today programme selling customised eggcups, and a special Doctor Who mini-episode which I'm about to tune in for and which somewhat implausibly picks up from the almighty cliffhanger of the last series.

    Bear facts

  • On the lower shelf five vertical breakfast plates, six horizontal breakfast saucers on which rested inverted breakfast cups, a moustachecup, uninverted, and saucer of Crown Derby, four white goldrimmed eggcups, an open shammy purse displaying coins, mostly copper, and a phial of aromatic (violet) comfits.

    Ulysses

  • Then Monsieur Lheureux delicately exhibited three Algerian scarves, several packet of English needles, a pair of straw slippers, and finally, four eggcups in cocoanut wood, carved in open work by convicts.

    Madame Bovary

  • Very different from the quiet, staid Swiss, thought Elizabeth, her eyes as big as eggcups, as she watched the whirling skirts, the flying dark hair, the flashing eyes of the dancers.

    Lace

  • Then Monsieur Lheureux delicately exhibited three Algerian scarves, several packets of English needles, a pair of straw slippers, and, finally, four eggcups in cocoa-nut wood, carved in open-work by convicts.

    Madame Bovary A Tale of Provincial Life

  • Then Monsieur Lheureux delicately exhibited three Algerian scarves, several packets of English needles, a pair of straw slippers, and finally, four eggcups in cocoanut wood, carved in open work by convicts.

    Madame Bovary

  • 'It's nice to make eggcups because it's something you grow up with.

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