Origin of egger
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Mr. Egger showed his superiority by a total lack of curiosity about any other world.
Mr. Egger was far from being inhospitable, but was in no hurry, and never had been in a hurry.
Eggar, or Egger, a name given to moths of the family Lasiocampid.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
But nothing of this sort occurs to the egger, who gathers and gathers until he has swept the rock bare.Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2
Maria R. Audubon
The country is full of springs and streams, and between Abingdon and Egger's is only one (small) bridge.
- any of various widely distributed moths of the family Lasiocampidae, such as Lasiocampa quercus (oak egger) of Europe, having brown bodies and wings
C18: from egg 1, from the egg-shaped cocoon
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