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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.
 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

eider
noun  ei·der \ˈī-dər\
Popularity: Bottom 30% of words
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Definition of eider
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:  any of several large northern sea ducks (genera Somateria and Polystica) having fine soft down that is used by the female for lining the nest —called also eider duck

Origin and Etymology of eider
Dutch, German, or Swedish, from Icelandic æthur, from Old Norse æthr


First Known Use: 1743

Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

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