eiderdown eiderdown

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider
  2. (n) down of the eider duck

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. When somebody suggested that he carry $70 eiderdown parkas, Bean snapped that hunters would only be wasting their money on a coat that expensive.
  2. The nurse lay rolled up in an eiderdown beside the car.
  3. British Satirist Evelyn Waugh, who went to Hollywood on an eiderdown dream mission, departed for home after seven weeks of good living.

News

  1. Wayne Township school bus involved in crash

    The Wayne Township Fire Department responded to a school bus accident at Tansel Rd. and Eiderdown Way on Friday afternoon.
    on August 17, 2013     Source: WTHR Indianapolis

  2. Students assessed for injuries after school bus crash in Wayne Township

    Photo courtesy Wayne Township Fire Dept. INDIANAPOLIS – Wayne Township firefighters responded to a school bus crash Friday afternoon. It happened at Tansel Road and Eiderdown Way in the Drake Landing subdivision on the west side. According to investigators, it …
    on August 17, 2013     Source: FOX 59 Indianapolis

Quotes

  • There is a wonderful short story by the great British golf writer Bernard Darwin called "The Links of Eiderdown," a drowsy muse of a tale about the pleasures of staying in bed all day and, as it so happens for Darwin's rich imagination, the...
    on May 23, 2004 By: Bernard Darwin Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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