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 Egg-flip, Egg-hot, Egg-nog.Egg Saturday 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Egg-on or Edge-on.
 
A corruption of the Saxon eggian (to incite). The Anglo-Saxon ecg, and Scandinavian eg, means a “sharp point”—hence edge-hog (hedgehog), a hog with sharp points, called in Danish pin-swin (thorny swine), and in French porc-épic, where épic is the Latin spic’ula (spikes).   1
 


 Egg-flip, Egg-hot, Egg-nog.Egg Saturday 

 
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