egg and dart

noun Architecture.
a design for enriching an ovolo or echinus, consisting of a closely set, alternating series of oval and pointed forms.

1870–75 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
egg and dart, egg and tongue or egg and anchor
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
egg and tongue, egg and tongue or egg and anchor
egg and anchor, egg and tongue or egg and anchor

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Encyclopedia Britannica

egg and dart

in architecture, design shape used in moldings. It consists of a series of bas-relief ovals alternating with pointed, narrow, dartlike carvings.

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Example sentences
The entrance lobby retains its original pink marble facing with a bronze egg
  and dart anthemion cornice.
The cornice which runs across the entire elevation, has dentil and egg and dart
The plain architrave trim on the sides of the entrance is capped by consoles
  supporting a cornice with egg and dart molding.
The flooring is oak and the walls are plaster with molded chair rail, and crown
  molding with egg and dart motif.
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