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  • noun Plural form of eiderdown.


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  • Each Saturday afternoon I sliced tongue, I weighed potatoes, I counted out bags of penny sweets, and all the while I listened to His 'n' Hers, to its tales of taking girls to the reservoirs and skinny dipping in boating lakes and of afternoon trysts on pink quilted eiderdowns.

    Hail, Hail Rock'n'Roll 2011

  • Once the light was out we were plunged into the same darkness, in a universe before Toast eiderdowns, that the region's first medieval settlers would have known.

    Sleeping with the Finzi-Continis: Sicily's Madonie mountains 2011

  • Its foothills, true mountains really, cluster close, flanks wrapped in puffy cloud eiderdowns, while above floats Mount Baker, mystic volcano beloved of snowboarders.

    Viggo Mortensen vs Evil Elf « raincoaster 2007

  • Miraculously, his plunge had been intercepted by an old-fashioned four-poster bed, so piled with eiderdowns and quilts that it had absorbed the impetus of the fall.

    Black Blade Lustbader, Eric Van 1992

  • Tarma joined the laughter, and limped back to her own bed, blowing out their candle and falling into the eiderdowns to find a dreamless and healing sleep.

    The Oathbound Lackey, Mercedes 1988

  • She could see all the white beds with their eiderdowns slipping off, or neatly pulled up.

    The Second Form at Malory Towers Blyton, Enid, 1898?-1968 1970

  • And instead of being allowed to have their own pretty bedspreads and eiderdowns to match, every girl had to have the same.

    The Twins At St Clare's Blyton, Enid, 1898?-1968 1967

  • I heard his father whisper a most convincing description of eiderdowns and real wool blankets when he kissed him.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-02-04 Various

  • Shivering in his sodden clothes, Maigret pictured enviously all the beds of Ouistreham: stout oak beds straddled by fat eiderdowns, and people sleeping in them the sleep of the just, between soft warm blankets.

    Death of a Harbormaster Simenon, Georges 1942

  • You don't know why those old eiderdowns cost sixty-five dollars, Robert Jordan thought.

    For Whom The Bell Tolls Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 1940


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