In July, however, large flocks of eider ducks descend Itirbilung Fjord and many are caught near its head.
That passage to the Schleswig coast—the eider River, did you say?
Its habits are very similar to the ‘eider,’ and its down is equally soft and valuable, but it is a smaller bird.
There, he is in place—an eagle in a nest lined with down, soft as eider.
And a fit of such chilly shuddering seized her that she crept under the eider down to regain warmth.
Therefore he is sometimes called Mitiling (with eider ducks).
Eskimos on this date were shooting into these flocks of eider and bagging them in excess of the winter needs of the hunters.
Best of all are the eider ducks with their soft and beautiful feathers.
Then I bought a square Lapp cap, the top filled with eider down.
Bismarck, whether he slept on eider down or on straw, arose Bismarck.
1743, from German Eider or Dutch eider, both from Old Norse æþar, genitive of æþr "duck," from a North Germanic root.