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Jul 12, 2010

Egg-and-Dart

Today, I was made aware of the noun, egg-and-dart.  I pictured someone throwing an egg at a dartboard.  As with most quirky words, I was wrong, but its true definition intrigues me.

egg-and-dart (ěg'ən-därt')*

n. A decorative molding consisting of a series of egg-shaped figures alternating with dart-shaped, anchor-shaped, or tongue-shaped figures.

I have a few hundred images of decorative molding in my clipart and it never occurred to me that each design element might actually have a technical name.  Well, now we know.

*Courtesy of Dictionary.com

1 comment:

Alison said...

Karen when I saw your heading I too assumed it was a game!!
Alison