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(of an egg) boiled for a short time so that the yolk is still soft
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Words nearby soft-boiled
softball, softballer, soft-bill, softboard, soft-boil, soft-boiled, softbound, soft-centred, soft chancre, soft clam, soft coal
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How to use soft-boiled in a sentence
We recommend the buttery miso ramen, topped with a soft-boiled egg, scallions, and corn.Underground Ramen’s Mainstream Moment|Sara Sayed|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Did they tell you that you're to come outside to-morrow and lie in a hammock with soft-boiled eggs?The Castaways of Pete's Patch|Carroll Watson Rankin
When the food was not prepared to his taste he ate soft-boiled eggs for dinner and drank all the more wine.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume III (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
For a soft-boiled egg, place egg in rapidly boiling water and boil from three to five minutes.Better Meals for Less Money|Mary Green
There were orange juice and toast and soft-boiled eggs and coffee made as only country people can make it.Find the Woman|Arthur Somers Roche
If the butter is to be eaten on fish, cut up several soft boiled eggs into it.The American Housewife|Anonymous