One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A sea urchin.
- ‘Biologically alien items had washed ashore - purple ‘sea eggs,’ seaweed bulbs as delicate as Faberge eggs; and the long strands of bleached white sponge known as ‘dead men's fingers.’’
- ‘My brothers would fish from the wharf and poke at the sea eggs beneath the stepsand the younger ones would squeal in delight to see their spikes moving in the waves.’
- ‘While having a swim at the Cay, I just missed stepping on a sea egg… one o de black ones… Phew!’
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