Green arsenic smeared on an egg-white cloth,
Crushed strawberries! Come, let us feast our eyes.
~Ezra Pound, L’Art, 1910
An oblate spheroid, from Indo-European *awi-
but does a white refer to it’s shell?
——————————>1535 Coverdale Job xxxix. 13
——————————>The Estrich when he hath layed his
——————————>egges vpon the grounde,
——————————>he bredeth them in the dust.
Giant birds gave way to lemurs, the
aviary has flown, but the primates live on
with ovaries hiding them from predators
and keeping them warm.
Which has egged me on to this, urged,
IE *ak-, as though with the eg(g)dge of a blade
while tempting me, as in Norse days and later
——————————>1330 R. Brunne Chron. (1810) 278
——————————>Þe clergi of Scotland egged þer kyng Jon.
to incite you to respect and protect
the mystical land of Madagascar.