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  • n. Plural form of nester.


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  • His own article, for example, was accompanied by a preference survey of upper-income apartment dwellers, which highlighted the differences between high-rise and low-rise urban living and identified many downtown residents as what would today be called empty nesters, that is, older couples who had moved back to the city from the suburbs.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • We're pretty sure these birds are ground nesters, which is going to create problems when the yard gets mowed.

    wild backyard kingdom

  • The egrets, herons, and ibis are colonial nesters, that is, they nest together in colonies. - News :

  • -- Brett Arends WSJ. com No More Free Agents The recession is driving more American workers to become workplace "nesters," staying with the same employer for as long as possible, according to a study released last week.

    Picking Stocks? Try Spotting the Turkeys.

  • They even discovered and visited several pioneer families -- "nesters" in the language of the cowpunchers and stockmen -- who welcomed the Eastern girls with vast curiosity.

    Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest Or, The Indian Girl Star of the Movies

  • Would not the country in a few years swarm with settlers ( "nesters" as we called small farmers), and would they not of course first select the land where water was shallow?

    Ranching, Sport and Travel

  • Exactly what relation the vigilance committee which was seeking to drive the "nesters" out of western Montana bore to Granville Stuart's organization, is difficult to determine.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

  • Such early congregations as clustered about the pioneer churches were the newly arrived 'nesters' or homesteaders of the towns; the cowboys never.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

  • The methods of Flopping Bill's party were no doubt reprehensible, but in attacking some of the little "nesters" the raiders came close to the heart of many troubles.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

  • It was rumored that certain large ranchmen were backing them in the hope of driving the "nesters" out of the country.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands


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