Definitions

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  • adjective Without a nest.

Etymologies

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nest +‎ -less

Examples

  • The source estimates that more than $100,000 was spent by the building — chicken feed to the well-heeled residents, but, says the source with a little eye roll, money that could have gone to a good cause such as homeless humans instead of nestless hawks.

    Ruffled Feathers on Fifth Avenue

  • The range from the wonderful woven homes of the weaver bird and the Baltimore oriole down to the bare and nestless incubating spot of the penguin is so great that nothing less than a volume can furnish space in which to set it forth.

    The Minds and Manners of Wild Animals A Book of Personal Observations

  • "Give me the bird without the nest," I cried to Fortune; "and we will take wing to some trackless forest where there are shelter and berries for nestless birds.

    Birds of Prey

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