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egg and dart

  
, egg and tongue, egg and anchor  
      n     (in architecture and cabinetwork)  
a    an ornamental moulding in which a half egg shape alternates with a dart, tongue, or anchor shape  
b    (as modifier)  
egg-and-dart moulding     
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dart  
      n  
1    a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot, as in the game of darts  
2    a sudden quick movement  
3      (Zoology)   a slender pointed structure, as in snails for aiding copulation or in nematodes for penetrating the host's tissues  
4    a tapered tuck made in dressmaking  
      vb  
5    to move or throw swiftly and suddenly; shoot  
she darted across the room        (See also)        darts  
     (C14: from Old French, of Germanic origin; related to Old English daroth spear, Old High German tart dart)  
  darting      adj  
  dartingly      adv  


cupid's dart  
      n      another name for       catananche  
egg and dart   , egg and tongue, egg and anchor  
      n     (in architecture and cabinetwork)  
a    an ornamental moulding in which a half egg shape alternates with a dart, tongue, or anchor shape  
b    (as modifier)  
egg-and-dart moulding     
Old Dart  
      n  
the     (Austral)  
slang   England  
     (C19: of unknown origin)  

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dart

  
1    bound, dash, flash, flit, fly, race, run, rush, scoot, shoot, spring, sprint, start, tear, whistle, whizz  
2    cast, fling, hurl, launch, propel, send, shoot, sling, throw  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
fleshy part of stone fruits (egg. peaches, plums)
protease
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