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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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In Blue Eiderdown, Walker and Connor investigate the unsolved killing of a Seventies TV star and the recent murder of her prostitute daughter.
I remember sitting by the weir, wrapped in my eiderdown, staring up at the Pleiades, musing on what kind of society would perpetrate such heinous crimes on the mind of a young lad.
All the men seemed to be working in the grain of their particular gifts--Fadeyev's aristocratic dispatch; Samodurov's compact landings, swiftly torqued; Vasili Scherbakov's arrowlike loft and eiderdown aplomb; Danila Korsuntsev's rangy grace.
Crisp cotton sheets and eiderdown quilts on handcrafted beds signal quality that usually costs a lot more than you'll pay at this high-desert oasis in Oregon's northeast corner.
Virtually every item is branded with Le Touquet's logo: the dry-deaner bag that spills open with a fresh eiderdown comforter (on top of a real lion-skin rug); the sunbathing mats accessorized with (real) Burberry plaid blankets; the cocktail glasses and matchbooks strewn here and there.
Morrow and I, summoned to a symposium in Buffalo, squat on his eiderdown in a motel, looking at a short story I have brought him by one of my MFA students.
But to-day she passed the baker's by, climbed the stairs, went into the little dark room--her room like a cupboard--and sat down on the eiderdown.
It's custom-made $2,300 eiderdown pillow, with a 435-thread-count silk cover.
For $2,300 you can lay rest your head on what's being touted as the world's most expensive pillow: eiderdown filling, covered with 435-thread-count silk, woven in Germany.
Johannes Gutenberg, basic bible printer, snuggled under his heaviest eiderdown.
Elsa is drifting in and out of sleep, plucking at the eiderdown.
Sadly this meant she was never destined to follow the likes of Imogen Thomas into the lucrative world of lads' mag modelling, largely due to her insistence on only being photographed in MyLittle Pony all-in-one jimjams whilst sitting on a big patch-work eiderdown and blushing whenever the interviewer mentioned boys.