Definitions

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  • n. A squirrel’s nest, built of twigs in a tree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A squirrel's nest. See dray.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See dray.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the nest of a squirrel

Etymologies

Unknown origin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The red builds a nest known as a drey in a branch-fork of a conifer by laying down twigs to make a domed structure about 25cm to 30cm in diameter, then lining it with moss, leaves, grass and bark.

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  • Oddly, there are a lot more images under the "drey" spelling.

    languagehat.com: DRAY/DREY.

  • I remember leading a child's eyes up to the crown, where a squirrel, its mouth stuffed full of leaves, was making its drey.

    Country diary: Bedfordshire

  • Notice how the drey is wedged in the fork of the tree.

    Urban Wildlife Watch: Squirrels and Dreys

  • Note 29: Johann Heinrich Lambert, Beschreibung einer mit dem Calauschen Wachse ausgemalten Farbenpyramide, wo die Mischung jeder Farbe aus Weiß und drey Grundfarben angeordnet, dargelegt und derselben Berechnung und vielfacher Gebrauch gewiesen wird (Berlin, 1772). back

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Beschreibung einer mit dem Calauschen Wachse ausgemalten Farbenpyramide wo die Mischung jeder Farben aus Weiss und drey Grundfarben angeordnet, dargelegt und derselben Berechnung und vielfacher Gebrauch, mit einer ausgemahlten Kupfertafel.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • I agree drey and thanks Claire, glad you like the blog!

    Cuckoo for colour

  • I hear you drey - there's not much available in Canada either.

    Audrey wants to share!

  • Pink and orange is such a vibrant fun combo, drey. good for you for choosing such a great colour scheme.

    Eileen Kathryn Boyd Interiors

  • The original poet says of Gawain, before the lady of the castle's last attempt to seduce the beleaguered knight: "In drey drouping of dreme draveled that noble."

    A Fable of the Round Table

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