Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of egg.
  • n. The act of pelting with eggs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or art of collecting eggs, as for oölogical or commercial purposes; the business of an egger.

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Examples

  • I had never thought I would see anything quite like a bunch of illiterate rednecks at his campaign rallies shouting "Kill him" and the equally illiterate Palin egging them on.

    I'm 'saddened' by 'vicious attacks' on Palin, McCain says

  • I'm not sending this email to the list, because I see no point in egging this asshole on ... but I did need to vent about it.

    Dru Blood - I believe in the inherent goodness of all beings: Dear Homeschool Email List Racist Fuckwad,

  • There is already an affective disconnect with texting, facebooking and other social networking, and kids now are loosing their ability to read body language, facial expressions and other nonverbal cues and truly "egging" each other on with malicious behaviors through the use of texting, myspace and other social media.

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  • Christian fundamentalists are not "egging" the Islamic persecutors on; in fact they are among the few willing to defend Middle East Christians.

    Sound Politics: Floyd McKay Flirts With Bigotry

  • But by criminalising the taking of any bird's egg, our legislators inadvertently cut off one route in which many of today's older naturalists learned their trade, the schoolboy pastime of "egging".

    Archive 2005-04-01

  • And all of the while, Paris Hilton was by his side laughing, giggling, holding a cell phone up so her friends could hear it, and kind of egging him on at one point.

    CNN Transcript Sep 4, 2006

  • VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, Jay Leno is a different matter because he, according to our sources, and let ` s hear what he actually says when he takes the stand on Tuesday -- said that the accuser called him on the phone and that he could hear the accuser ` s mother in the background kind of egging him on, and that Jay Leno purportedly became suspicious of this and even contacted authorities.

    CNN Transcript May 19, 2005

  • BROWN: I saw them looking and laughing at it and there's something about that, you know, the toadies who were in the room kind of egging him on, making him seem like such a hero because there were 3,000 dead Americans and they didn't even think that building would collapse completely.

    CNN Transcript Aug 24, 2002

  • The pair, who can not be named for legal reasons, were "egging" each other on with one boy swinging it by its leg, another karate chopping its head before they "stomped" it to death,

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Cynical people wholly unlike myself may say that this august gathering somehow figured out the futility of their actions and instead of admitting defeat decided to engage in diversionary tactics such as egging on non-scandals.

    Asia Times Online

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