egg and dart


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egg and dart

,

egg and tongue

or

egg and anchor

(in architecture and cabinetwork) n
(Architecture)
a. an ornamental moulding in which a half egg shape alternates with a dart, tongue, or anchor shape
b. (as modifier): egg-and-dart moulding.
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egg′ and dart′


n.
an architectural ornament used on moldings, consisting of a closely set alternating series of oval and pointed forms.
[1870–75]
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egg and dart

(in classical art) A decorative technique that alternated arrowlike shapes with oval forms.
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