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Egg sucking

Posted by ESC on June 07, 2000

In Reply to: Egg sucking posted by ESC on June 06, 2000

: : "I'll break him from sucking eggs". Do you know the origin and meaning? Also, "Dry as a Bone"

: An "egg-sucking dog" was a very bad thing to have on a farm. So to keep a pooch from stealing eggs, farmers would put pepper in an egg and leave it for the dog to eat. And that's all I know about that.

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