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new-laid Line breaks: new-laid

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of new-laid in English:


(Of an egg) recently laid.
Example sentences
  • I made them using half a ciabatta, crisply cooked organic bacon, and the Geordie Ambassador's missus's new-laid eggs, perfectly cooked, sunny side up.
  • A short play, The Bandicoot and the Egg, before the main show, follows the trials and tribulations of Polly the Parrot and her new-laid egg which has been stolen.
  • Have a breakfast of muesli, chopped fruit and yoghurt, maybe a new-laid egg, boiled.
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