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Nuremberg egg

noun, Horology.
an egg-shaped watch of the 16th century: one of the earliest watches.
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First recorded in 1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Beside the rouge pot is a Nuremberg egg watch, quietly ticking in its crystal case.

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