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egg-and-spoon race

a race in which runners carry an egg balanced in a spoon
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  • The first event was the egg-and-spoon race, which was decided in the following way.

    Bill the Minder W. Heath Robinson
  • I had just one minute in which to do the quarter-mile; but my forte is the egg-and-spoon race, and I missed the train handsomely.

  • There were a round at clock-golf, a skipping tournament, an egg-and-spoon race, and an archery contest.

    The Manor House School Angela Brazil
  • Represented Persia in the Olympic Games of 1072, winning the sitting high-jump and the egg-and-spoon race.

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

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