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walk on eggshells

To act with great care and consideration so as not to upset someone. The littlest thing tends to anger my mother, so I feel like I have to walk on eggshells whenever I'm at her house.
See also: eggshell, on, walk

be walking on eggshells

To be acting with great care and consideration so as not to upset someone. The littlest thing tends to anger my mother, so I feel like I'm always walking on eggshells whenever I'm at her house.
See also: eggshell, on, walking

be treading on eggshells

To be acting with great care and consideration so as not to upset someone, some situation, etc. The littlest thing tends to anger my mother, so I feel like I'm always treading on eggshells whenever I'm at her house.
See also: eggshell, on, tread

walk on eggshells

 
1. Fig. to walk very carefully; to take steps gingerly. Since he stumbled and fell against the china cabinet, Bill has been walking on eggshells.
2. Fig. to be very diplomatic and inoffensive. I was walking on eggshells trying to explain the remark to her without offending her further.
See also: eggshell, on, walk

be treading on eggshells

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be walking on eggshells

If you are treading on eggshells or are walking on eggshells, you are being extremely careful about what you say or do because you do not want to upset or offend someone. She was so easily offended, I felt as if I was treading on eggshells the whole time. Everyone was walking on eggshells around him, just not knowing what his reaction was going to be. Note: You can also say that someone is treading on eggs or is walking on eggs. Living with you is like treading on eggs.
See also: eggshell, on, tread

walk on ˈeggshells

be very careful not to upset somebody: I always felt as if I had to walk on eggshells around him so that I wouldn’t hurt his feelings.
See also: eggshell, on, walk
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For this reason, some people crush eggshells into a fine powder that they use as a natural calcium supplement for their bones.
The XRD analysis of eggshell powder titanium dioxide, and the synthesized EB@Ti[O.sub.2] are presented in Figure 1.
The objective of this study was to evaluate mechanical and dynamic properties of natural rubber composites containing eggshells to assess their potential for automotive anti-vibration applications.
An egg consists of an eggshell, eggshell membrane, egg white, and egg yolk, of which the eggshell and membrane together represent 10-13%, the egg white represents 55-60%, and the yolk represents 32-35% of the total weight of the egg.
In this sense, several researches have reported catalytic precursors based on calcium oxide, which were obtained from natural sources such as eggshell [25-28], bivalve clam shell [29], waste mussel shell [30, 31], waste of animal bone [31], snail shell [32], golden apple snail shell [32], crab shell [25, 33], oyster shell [34], waste fish (Labeo rohita) [35].
For skeletal mineralization, the avian embryo mobilizes calcium from its calcitic eggshell. This occurs through dissolution of specific interior regions of the shell in a process that also weakens the shell to allow hatching.
One of the reported sources to synthesize HA is the eggshell (Rivera et al., 1999; Lee & Oh, 2003), which comprises processes that take place in a high temperature environment and using phosphate solutions (Rivera et al, 1999; Balazsi et al, 2007; Lee & Oh, 2003).
Valspar Signature is available in flat, eggshell, satin and semi-gloss sheens.
Manufacturing processes, no doubt constitute the central theme in determining the quality of the chicken runs and coops, but seldom has there been such a strategy change in a top-tier firm like EggShell Online, without its share of changes in the designing process itself.
In this sense, eggshell can be an alternative to supply calcium to plants, since there is about 94% of calcium carbonate in this industrial by-product and the deposition in landfills has been its final destination (Magalhaes et al., 2011).
This is particularly important in the context of an "eggshell audit."
Picking up on eggshell pigments could help scientists color in the details of dinosaurs' nesting habits.
Dutch researchers have found a highly positive effect of eggshell calcium on bone mineral density.