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Egg-on or Edge-on

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A corruption of the Saxon eggian (to incite). The Anglo-Saxon ecg, and Scandinavian eg, means a “sharp point”—hence edge-hog (hedgehog), a hog with sharp points, called in Danish pin-swin (thorny swine), and in French porc-épic, where épic is the Latin spicʹula (spikes).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Eelkhance Tables
Effendi
Effigy
Effrontery
Egalité
Egeria
Egg. Eggs
Egg Feast
Egg-flip, Egg-hot, Egg-nog
Egg-on or Edge-on
Egg Saturday
Egg-trot
Egil
Egis
Eglantine
Ego and Non-Ego
Egoism
Egotism
Egypt
Egyptian Crown (The)