Ab ovo

from the beginning.
historical examples

the romans began their noonday meal with eggs, and ended with a dessert; ab ovo ad malum.
the castaways captain mayne reid

i knew him from the very egg, i may say—ab ovo—mrs. cavanagh; it was i instilled his first principles into him.
the emigrants of ahadarra william carleton

smith minor’s translation of ab ovo usque ad mala is thus justified: “it is up to the males to lay eggs.”
punch, or the london charivari, vol. 150, january 26, 1916 various

from the beginning

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