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Shell of an Egg

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After an egg in the shell has been eaten, many persons break or crush the empty shell. Sir Thomas Brown says this was done originally, “to prevent house-spirits from using the shell for their mischievous pranks.” (Book v., chap. xxiii.)

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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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Shebeen
Sheep
Sheet Anchor
Sheik (Arabic, elder)
Shekinah (shachan, to reside)
Sheldonian Theatre
Shelf
Shell (A)
Shell Jacket (A)
Shell of an Egg
Shells
Shemitic
Shepherd
Shepherd Kings or Hyksos
Shepherd Lord (The)
Shepherd of Banbury (The)
Shepherd of Salisbury Plain (The)
Shepherd of the Ocean (The)
Shepherd’s Sundial (The)
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