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goose egg

 
1. Fig. a raised bump on the skull as when one's head has been struck. I walked into the edge of the door and got a terrible goose egg.
2. Fig. in a sports score, zero. At the end of the game there was nothing but goose eggs next to our name.
See also: egg, goose

goose egg

Zero, nothing, especially a score of zero. For example, Our team did badly, earning goose egg, or My income from writing this year was goose egg. This expression is an Americanization of the earlier British duck's egg. [Mid-1800s]
See also: egg, goose

goose egg

1. n. a score of zero. We got a goose egg in the second inning.
2. n. a bump on the head. I walked into a door and got a big goose egg on my forehead.
3. n. a failure; a zero. (Similar to sense 1) The result of three weeks’ planning is one big goose egg.
See also: egg, goose
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The eggs take from two minutes for a quail egg to 11 minutes for a goose egg to cook.
Oxfordshire-based Mangiacapri said yesterday: "Every week during the laying season, my friend Melvyn Jones brings me a goose egg which I have for breakfast at the weekend.
Green salad: 150g x French beans, blanched, 1 x red pepper, finely diced, 75g x roasted cashew nuts, 150g x samphire, blanched, salad dressing Goose and trimmings: 1 x goose, roast potatoes, roast parsnips Method: Place the six goose eggs in a pan of boiling water for exactly 7 1/2 minutes and then refresh in cold water until completely cold.
Distant Music and High Walden are the only non-scorers for the Goose Egg Men, with Giant's Causeway (73), Montjeu (50), Kayf Tara (45), Beat Hollow (37), Petrushka (29), Kalypso Katie (27) and Aljabr (25) boosting Mangiacapri's hopes.
Luckily, the owner of the bird centre where she stays was given a goose egg by a friend and instead of eating it, John Barrie decided to let the owl foster the egg.
As confident as the Americans were in the penalty kicks, China's goose egg was all but burned into the grass when their third shooter, Liu Ying, sent the ball in the very direction Scurry was leaning.
We were holding onto the goose egg for a while, but the way they run the ball, 17 is a good number of points to allow.
On the Dylon website you can follow simple step-by-step instructions on how to make your own version - although it has to be said, it doesn't go into too much detail on how to blow a goose egg - or indeed where city dwellers find a stray goose.
Brand's three points and Richardson's goose egg were by far their worst offensive showings this season.
We replaced it with a goose egg just to keep her brooding," said Mr.
Seniors will also present Senator Roth and Representative Castle with a goose egg to signify their "wrong" voting records on issues affecting senior citizens.
So as you might have surmised, it all amounts to a big fat goose egg in the laughs department.
When someone gave her a goose egg, her enthusiasm for her new hobby increased because it was bigger and therefore easier to work with, and then she got her hands on an even bigger ostrich egg and her happiness was complete.
It was only when X-rays were taken in the winter of 1985 that hydatid disease was diagnosed - the X-rays revealed Mr Davies had two cysts, the size of a goose egg and a hen's egg, on his left lung.
Falling into a five-and-oh hole, defenceman Jeff Smith erased the goose egg with an unassisted marker, collecting his own rebound and beating American Craig Kowalski.