Origin of goose egg
Examples from the Web for goose egg
On good rich soil, the average size may be that of a goose-egg, which it resembles in form.Soil Culture|J. H. Walden
"Goose-egg" on one side matched "goose-egg" on the other until the end of the fifth inning, when the engineer knocked a home-run.A Knight of the Cumberland|John Fox Jr.
It was swollen shut, puffed out to the size of a goose-egg, and blue as indigo.The Young Forester|Zane Grey
The Nome King thought it over and finally consented, for he did not want to be a goose-egg.Ozma of Oz|L. Frank Baum
In some places almost all the pebbles were as large as a goose-egg, in others none of them exceeded the size of a hazel nut.
Idioms and Phrases with goose egg
Zero, nothing, especially a score of zero. For example, Our team did badly, earning goose egg, or My income from writing this year was goose egg. This expression is an Americanization of the earlier British duck's egg. [Mid-1800s]