Vocabulary: Eiderdown – soft comfort


Title: Mr. Toppit
Author: Charles Elton
Sentence: I pulled the eiderdown over Rachel, turned the light out, crossed the landing into my own room and got into bed with my clothes on.
Page: 104

Word: eiderdown
Definition:
  • The down of the eider duck, used as stuffing for quilts and pillows.
  • A quilt stuffed with the down of the eider duck.
  • A warm napped fabric.
   Source: The Free Dictionary

Eider Duck

Not a duck we see around here. The term must be more common in England where the story is based. Will have to see if the comforters we have at home list the type of down they are made with (if not synthetic).

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