continental quilt

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continental quilt

n
(Textiles) Brit a quilt, stuffed with down or a synthetic material and containing pockets of air, used as a bed cover in place of the top sheet and blankets. Also called: duvet or doona (Austral)
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Noun1.continental quilt - a soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider
eiderdown - down of the eider duck
quilt, comforter, puff, comfort - bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
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Translations

continental quilt

n (Brit) → piumino
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Inside, an advert launched TJ Hughes' summer sale, with cut-price "corsetry" and "continental quilts" among the bargains on offer.
There's a small part of me, squeaking through the late 70s, which still refers to them as "continental quilts".
The store introduced us to the duvet (known as continental quilts then) and, although it took a while for us Brits to abandon our sheets, blankets and hospital corners, what did you sleep under last night?