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Eider-down

The down of the eider duck. This duck is common in Greenland, Iceland, and the Islands north and west of Scotland. It is about the size of a goose, and receives its distinctive name from the river Eider, in Denmark.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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