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    a sparrow egg perched on a duck egg

    Hi

    Does anyone know what the term in the title mean?
    I tried to google it, but still don't have any clue.

    Here is the context:

    "A serene, almost religious smile lit up the woman's face. Her head tilted happily back, like a sparrow egg perched on a duck egg, she smiled into the sun."

    Thank you very much for your attention and help.

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    Re: a sparrow egg perched on a duck egg

    Quote Originally Posted by IQU3838 View Post
    Hi

    Does anyone know what the term in the title mean?
    I tried to google it, but still don't have any clue.

    Here is the context:

    "A serene, almost religious smile lit up the woman's face. Her head tilted happily back, like a sparrow egg perched on a duck egg, she smiled into the sun."

    Thank you very much for your attention and help.
    It looks like a very strange piece of imagery. I guess it's meant literally - The way her head tilted on her body looked like the way a sparrow egg perched in a duck's egg would look.
    What is the source from?

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    Re: a sparrow egg perched on a duck egg

    It's a very odd image, and not very complimentary. (Thinks: perhaps that's the point ... Did she have no waist?)

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    Re: a sparrow egg perched on a duck egg

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    It's a very odd image, and not very complimentary. (Thinks: perhaps that's the point ... Did she have no waist?)

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    I was more worried about her neck.

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    Re: a sparrow egg perched on a duck egg

    Thank you very much for your help. It is from a novel. (I guess the author has unusual imagination.)

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