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 for eggshell
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  eggshell \egg"shell`\, n.
     1. The shell or exterior covering of an egg. Also used
        figuratively for anything resembling an eggshell.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zo["o]l.) A smooth, white, marine, gastropod shell of the
        genus Ovulum, resembling an egg in form.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  eggshell \egg"shell`\, a.
     1. of a pale, yellowish-white color; as, an eggshell ceiling
        and light green walls.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
     2. (Architecture) having a smooth but not glossy texture like
        that of a hen's egg; as, a latex paint giving an eggshell
        finish. Also referred to as matte glaze or non-lustrous

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the exterior covering of a bird's egg [syn: shell,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  68 Moby Thesaurus words for "eggshell":
     alabaster, alabastrine, albescent, albumen, bubble, caviar, china,
     cream, creamy, delicate, dun-white, egg, egg white, fair,
     fish eggs, flat, glair, glass, glass house, glaucescent, glaucous,
     gloss, gray-white, house of cards, ice, iridescent, ivory,
     ivory-white, light, lint-white, matchwood, mellow, mother-of-pearl,
     nacreous, off-white, old paper, opalescent, ovule, pale, parchment,
     pastel, patinaed, pearl, pearly, pearly-white, piecrust, quiet,
     roe, sad, semigloss, simple, sober, soft, soft-colored, soft-hued,
     softened, somber, spawn, subdued, subtle, sweet, tender, vitellus,
     white, whitish, whity, yellow, yolk

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