[ UK /ˈa‍ɪdədˌa‍ʊn/ ]
  1. a soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider
  2. down of the eider duck
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How To Use eiderdown In A Sentence

  • It was always such a relief to get back to Auntie Lizzie's so we could use her eiderdown quilts to slide down the stairs (sit on the top step, at the end of the quilt, fold it over your feet, hold both corners and launch yourself over the edge).
  • The Queen had her doubts about the girl being a princess, and is determined to find out the truth by placing a pea under the mattress and eiderdown of the princess's bed.
  • Dot was in a wide high bed with white sheets, two pillows, two blankets and an eiderdown.
  • Later she became known as the lampshade lady after she and her husband opened a shop over the road where she made and sold lampshades, eiderdowns and similar items.
  • Under the eiderdown was a snowy light counterpane. Hollyhock A Spirit of Mischief
  • ‘Just leave it on the desk, thank you,’ I mumbled into the eiderdown.
  • Some talk of rosy cheeks and country air, and fresh food and plump eiderdowns and lifelong friends.
  • Carefully she drew it out through the folds of the eiderdown and held it close to the flame of the nightlight.
  • I sat up in a tangle of sheets and eiderdowns, trying to get my breathing back down to a more reasonable rate.
  • Precious pastry cooks declared it needed to rest on an eiderdown before it went in the oven, after which baking took place in an atmosphere of maternity.
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