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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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Memories of one 1920s pupil, recorded in the exhibition, explain how girls slept eight to a bedroom, with iron bedsteads, pink eiderdowns and dressing tables with marble tops.
She also likes old fashioned things around her - in the kitchen (where they cook on a 50s Belling cooker and use saucepans which our grandmothers used), the bathroom (hung with Mabel Lucie Atwell pictures of round faced children above the bath), the bedrooms (where old clothes, shoes, pictures and eiderdowns abound).
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.
Alternatively,layers of folded eiderdowns add a welcoming look to a plain bed.
No more dubiously stained eiderdowns or flabby white hotel toast for our Ruth
Old-fashioned eiderdowns are 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 CathKidston, including rose paisley and posy.
Check out its stunning velvet and silk eiderdowns which start at around pounds 465, Marie Antoinette bed linen to match the Simon Horn bed, and ice cream coloured cashmere blankets.
Sorry, Chrysler, but it did the job wonderfully, with the leather upholstery well cushioned by old eiderdowns.
The little girls, wearing pink hats and covered with patterned eiderdowns, didn't make a sound as they were carried down the stairs of the Beaufort Park Hotel in Mold.
As they walked down the High Street, they spotted a man punching a store detective before running off with two eiderdowns.
We sleep in a lovely cosy nest of eiderdowns and blankets in the temple room with painted blue walls.
Paul Abbandonato on the goal scoring dilemma John Toshack is looking to resolve which holds the key to our Euro 2008 hopes SOME time last year, John Toshack made a bizarre analogy between his Wales team and an eiderdown on a freezing night.