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Wind Egg

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An egg without a shell. Dr. Johnson’s notion that the wind egg does not contain the principle of life is no more correct than the superstition that the hen that lays it was impregnated, like the “Thracian mares,” by the wind. The usual cause of such eggs is that the hen is too fat.

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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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