Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of nest.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of nest.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Every proposal to avoid soiling our nests is going to be the end of the world, and they never learn, no matter how many times their pessimism is proven wrong. joe from Lowell Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » The Strange Persistence of Carbon Tax Advocates

  • Must be differentiated from Schools which may be independent and contain nests of reactionary hate mongering education not limited to Nazi Germnay

    Minor Familar`s Dictionary

  • - Chickens prefer to lay eggs in nests that already have eggs.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Accordingly he shouted to his eunuchs and women an order to serve food, and they set before them a tray containing birds of every king that walk and fly and in nests increase and multiply, such as sand-grouse and quails and pigeon-poults and lambs and fatted geese and fried poultry and other dishes of all sorts and colours.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • You are referring to Parque Juarez and, unfortunately in some people's minds, the city is removing the bird nests from the trees so that a stroll in the park on Sunday does not need head protection from droppings from above.

    Gardening in San Miguel

  • They had no beds, but slept in nests of straw, each sex in common with the other, they having no belief in or respect for the marriage ceremony.

    Living in Dryden: Willow Glen

  • Such differences depend most probably on the fact that a greater number of slaves occur in Swiss than in English nests, and they may therefore be employed in a wider range of duties on the Continent than at home.

    A Book of Natural History Young Folks' Library Volume XIV.

  • "built their nests" in the tree: the Greek word has no such meaning; the word merely means "to settle or rest upon" anything for a longer or shorter time; nor is there any occasion to suppose that the expression "fowls of the air" denotes any other than the smaller insessorial kinds -- linnets, finches, etc.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • Started off today by working on a couple of challenge pieces - a piece to theme "birds" for the Mixed Media Monday Challenge - this is a 6x6 piece, hand-dyed fabric stamped with a bird stamp in purple and blue, then quilted with feathers, then birds stamped on paper added and little feather "nests" - I'm calling it "Birds of a Feather".

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • As Beckwith scanned the chamber from his “hide,” as snipers called their nests, he wondered if he might be that someone.

    Deeper

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