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  • There was a huge nest-like bed, with numerous pillows, a chenille bedspread and an elaborate painted wooden headboard.

    Her Fearful Symmetry

  • "Their houses might have a courtyard that conceals the front door, and it's kind of cozy and nest-like," he explained.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • We had to move out of the Sunday school area before 9 (what with it being Sunday and all) so we took our stuff up to the gym-like part and everyone (about 15 people, or more) made this nest-like area out of our sleeping bags and pillows.

    super-suzan Diary Entry

  • Is it any wonder that the shrieking and swaying train seemed slow to me, for already my spirit had folded its swift wings in the nest-like village of Heartsease?

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 87, March, 1875

  • Selecting a tree, and lower branches of which were within easy reach, we climbed upward until I chanced upon a rude nest-like platform that might have been built by some arboreal creature or formed by debris falling from above during a storm.

    Lost on Venus

  • The conjecture is confirmed by the name thunder-besom which is applied to mistletoe in the Swiss canton of Aargau, for the epithet clearly implies a close connexion between the parasite and the thunder; indeed "thunder-besom" is a popular name in Germany for any bushy nest-like excrescence growing on a branch, because such a parasitic growth is actually believed by the ignorant to be a product of lightning.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • The conjecture is confirmed by the name thunder-besom which is applied to mistletoe in the Swiss canton of Aargau, for the epithet clearly implies a close connexion between the parasite and the thunder; indeed “thunder-besom” is a popular name in Germany for any bushy nest-like excrescence growing on a branch, because such a parasitic growth is actually believed by the ignorant to be a product of lightning.

    Chapter 68. The Golden Bough

  • They had not had the heart to disturb the General and Ann in their temporary possession of the little nest-like house.

    The Kingdom Round the Corner A Novel

  • In the medullary portion the reticulum is coarser than in the cortex, the lymphoid cells are relatively fewer in number, and there are found peculiar nest-like bodies, the concentric corpuscles of Hassall.

    XI. Splanchnology. 4c. The Thymus

  • She had not found it difficult to fold her wings and find contentment in the more nest-like environment.

    A Fountain Sealed

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