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An egg

From The Great War 1914-1918

An egg: A bomb. Specifically, the name of a type of small German grenade. Also, a sea mine. Suggested by its shape. Bombing aeroplanes and mine-layers at sea would be said to "drop" or "lay eggs." [1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.87.
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