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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of nestle.

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

  • adj. drawn or pressed close to someone or something for or as if for affection or protection


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • "Thank you," said Madame Morenski as Peter again nestled his head against her shoulder.

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  • The distant city was a bright coin nestled in darkness, the fireworks of New Pretty Town the barest cold-blue shimmer.

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  • When the clerk at the ice cream parlor handed Dad his change, he would show me the few coins nestled in his palm.

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  • Margot nestled closer, her eyes bright with excitement.

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  • But deLutis 'dishes can also highlight complementary flavors, so rather than the usual melted-butter accompaniment, curls of escargot nestled in their shells share a frothy fennel consommé bath with light nibs of gnocchi made with white beans rather than the standard potatoes ($13).

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  • Initial reports out of Salt Lake City suggested Seitz's overall price tag nestled just over the $200,000 mark plus a share of any potential sale, but Nowak said "the reports are not accurate about what we've spent" on the deal.

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  • And Gentle Readers who have read the updated version of this post will find a familiar name nestled next to the entry for India in the left right column.]

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  • Their office is in a most unusual setting for a publishing company, "nestled," as Goldman puts it, "within the department of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, which is at Bellevue Hospital."

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  • While there, the duo enjoyed some drinks - red wine for her, a ginger ale for him - and cuddle time: "They were very affectionate," the source says, "he had his arm around her and she was kind of nestled into him." Latest News

  • "We're kind of nestled in a volcanic caldera, so there's this nice little valley, a flat valley among four mountains, and driving upon Silverton is like this hidden gem in the mountains," says Gina Carmack, vice president of the Silverton Chamber of Commerce.

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