- the hard porous protective outer layer of a bird's egg, consisting of calcite and
- a yellowish-white colour
- a type of paper with a slightly rough finish
- modifier (of paint) having a very slight sheen ⇒
an eggshell finish
See walk on eggshells
- of a yellowish-white colour ⇒
Example Sentences Including 'eggshell'
"But he deliberately drove over the vehicle and flattened it like an eggshell with PC Stone trapped helplessly inside.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
"Go for eggshell finishes rather than matt in evening rooms," he says.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
And yet, even this empty, eggshell of a man stood beneath the lights that Hanuman made, and his face came alive with a golden radiance.
The Broken God
At that moment I faced my own mortality: I am an eggshell , a nothing that in an instant can turn to dust, leaving not so much as a memory.
Three Kinds of Kissing - Scottish Short Stories
Maybe it's the horrifying memory of my mother's eggshell concoction, but the hardest kitchen decision for me is choosing a counter.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Our reflective morality is as precious and eggshell thin as a baby's skull, barely containing what is most potent and primal.
THE BURIED SOUL: How Humans Invented Death (2002)
Out of the evidence that survives in scraps of eggshell , Miller has woven a compelling story of a big bird's fall.
New Scientist (1999)
She had her hair brushed back and up away from her face and put on her eggshell white bell bonnet just as she turned to face me.
Web of Dreams
`I always said it's like flying in an eggshell , everything just blended together.
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