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(of an egg) rotten, not producing a chick.

Addled Parliament the Parliament of James I of England (James VI of Scotland), so known because it refused to accede to the king's requests and was dissolved without having passed any legislation.

as good be an addled egg as an idle bird a person who is lazy or idle will be no more productive than a rotten egg (16th-century proverb).


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