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dropped egg

noun, New England.
1.
a poached egg.
Origin of dropped egg
1820-1825
First recorded in 1820-25
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  • Now, it is quite impossible to hide the fact of a dropped egg.

    Ruth Fielding At College Alice B. Emerson
  • And, say, for a speakin' likeness of a dropped egg that's hit the floor instead of the toast, he was it!

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • But a superficial inquiry convinced me that the egg was not properly a dropped egg at all.

    One Third Off Irvin S. Cobb
  • Arrange on each a dropped egg, and pour around mushroom sauce.

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