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 Egyptian Festivals (The).Eikon Basil’ik [Portraiture of the King] 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
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.   1
 


 Egyptian Festivals (The).Eikon Basil’ik [Portraiture of the King] 

 
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