American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A bird too young to leave its nest.
- n. A young child.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of making a nest or going to nest; the act of settling or cuddling down.
- n. A nest or nestling-place.
- n. A young bird in the nest, or just from the nest.
- n. The smallest bird in the nest; the weakest of the brood.
- Being still a nestling; being yet in the nest.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A young bird which has not abandoned the nest.
- n. obsolete A nest; a receptacle.
- adj. Newly hatched; being yet in the nest.
- n. young bird not yet fledged
- n. a young person of either sex
“Semi-consciously she half-turned on her side, curved her free arm on the pillow and nestled her head on it, and drew her body up in nestling curves in the way Dick knew she loved to sleep.”
“He picked out another nestling from the young brood, and again sailed away.”
“I thought the idea of nestling an arena inside four towers was really, really interesting, and I thought it would have been a really exciting project.”
“One more question," stalled Ariakas, the hilt of his sword nestling comfortably in his palm.”
“So we shouldn't be surprised to find this set drooling over the prospect of "nestling" in the public sector, particularly the K-12 education "market.”
“This will help keep the silverware from "nestling," but please note the knives should be placed with the blade down and handle up as a safety precaution.”
“But nothing more came, and the old gentleman droned on about other things till poor Ben felt that he must either go to sleep like the Squire, or tip the stool over by accident, since "nestling" was forbidden, and relief of some sort he _must_ have.”
“The magazine covers showed the couple nestling on a blanket at the beach and loaded with shopping bags on Rodeo Drive.”
“Another close-up, this time two flowers nestling together.”
“There was even a half moon nestling in the fronds of a palm tree above us.”
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Obok Angielskich wyrazów będe pisał tłumaczenie o jakie mi chodziło.
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