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egg and dart

noun, Architecture
1.
a design for enriching an ovolo or echinus, consisting of a closely set, alternating series of oval and pointed forms.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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egg and dart

noun (in architecture and cabinetwork)
1.
  1. an ornamental moulding in which a half egg shape alternates with a dart, tongue, or anchor shape
  2. (as modifier) egg-and-dart moulding
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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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