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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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Create a Russian-style winter palace with its yummy faux fur and rich velvet throws, or turn the temperature up in the boudoir by layering a bed in its covers, eiderdowns and throws.
Buried beneath the latest crisp white bedding, under a pile of scatter cushions, silky throws and luxurious eiderdowns it is often a case of out of sight, out of mind as far as the mattress is concerned.
Vintage quilts and eiderdowns from the 1920s and 1930s are very fashionable right now and come in a riot of colours and patterns.
United, it's fair to say, could knock out key-rings in Kiev, eiderdowns in Ulan Bator and mugs in Moldova.
Some are made with synthetic fillings, but the best ones are a sort of quilt containing the down of the eider duck, and are known in English as eiderdowns, and this word has even entered Latin languages (as edredon in Spanish).
We finished up with three eiderdowns and 46 sets of Pyrex.
We half expected Cornish wallpaper, and eiderdowns filled with down from genuine Cornish ducks, waiting for us in our hotel room.
I can remember pillows, blanhets, eiderdowns, hettles, cups of tea, torches, candles.
The line-up is Lucy Pickard, Ben Holland, Richard M Dawson, Simma, Lesley Roley and Saugal Massie, The Eiderdowns, Verity Burton, and Kelly Brownell, with Abi as compere.
The influx of everything vintage last year heralded the return of flowers in a big way and if you did chuck out the chintz you could have ended up trawling through antique fairs and car boots to try to reclaim your old floral treasures, from eiderdowns to fire guards ( hence the growing popularity of all flowers.
Old--fashioned eiderdowns are very sought--after for their faded floral and paisley patterns, but if you can't find the real thing, try modern versions, such as the range of fabrics by Cath Kidston, including rose paisley and posy.