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eiderdown

1. the breast down of the female eider duck, with which it lines the nest, used for stuffing pillows, quilts, etc.
2. US a warm cotton fabric having a woollen nap
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One theme that runs throughout this book is exploitation--the exploitation that takes place whether you're making luxury items such as fluffy eiderdown quilts or jackets from fine sea silk or vicuna fiber, or you're harvesting the nests of certain birds to satisfy the huge market for this delicacy.
Our indulgent made-to-order Eiderdown Duvet is filled purely with precious Eider duck down and encased in a soft, temperatureregulating silk casing."
They failed and we dubbed them the "eiderdown brigade".
Cautioning the men and fining one - whom he described as "a bit of a fireeater" - 10s, the Stipendiary said, "You don't expect to be tucked in with eiderdown, do you?
Models adorned sheer, lace-trimmed lingerie dresses with marabou feathers and quilted silk satin eiderdown coats complimented by immaculately cut tuxedo jackets that possess a strong, 1940s shoulder and a deconstructed draped or double lapel.
on either side is a soft blanket of eiderdown. Even when I slip and
DOWN: 1 Walt 2 Lift 3 Arrow 4 Poker 6 Door 7 Echo 10 Eiderdown 11 Descended 13 Patriot 14 Wrote 16 Tutor 18 Lay 19 Ace 23 Jerry 24 Beech 25 Tiff 26 Soya 27 Rind 28 Saga.
When people know almost everything about you, have visited you in all the places you have lived, from the L-shaped room in Kilburn without heating or hot water to the mews flat in the West End with "second housemaid" embroidered on the eiderdown; when they know all your victories and the disasters, it makes for a lovely kind of confidence.
The CFIB figures that about $11 billion worth of those rules could be eliminated "with no negative effect on important health, safety, and environmental objects of regulation." That does sound pretty reasonable to anyone who's ever thumbed through a volume of the Consolidated Regulations of Canada and wondered about the necessity of acquiring a permit to possess eiderdown.
IT'S THE same each time a new series of Big Brother is announced - I involuntarily scrunch up my face in a manner usually reserved for the discovery of dog muck on the eiderdown.
Hwyaden dlos ydi'r hwyaden fwythblu a'i phlu sydd wedi ei ddefnyddio i wneud 'eiderdown'.
Noah produced a wonderfully floated C that was as soft as eiderdown. She portrayed Aida as a victim of fate, and however reluctant she is to follow her sad destiny, she musters the strength to do it.