Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling a nest or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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nest +‎ -like

Examples

  • I smiled, stretching across the bed and its cozy, nestlike arrangement of pillows.

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • I smiled, stretching across the bed and its cozy, nestlike arrangement of pillows.

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • We scooped together a nestlike wallow of pine needles and blankets and huddled close together for warmth, covered by Jamie's plaid and blanket.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • A 36-foot-tall drum — half faced with concrete and half in bark-colored poplar strips that give it a vast nestlike character — the Cradle is actually the cantilevered roof ' s main support, allowing the rest of the space to flow openly around the theaters and toward the glass walls.

    Setting the Stage for Renewal

  • It was dusk, a somnolent hour for the Anthropophagi, when they burrowed into their bowers of straw, nestlike beds that, the captain informed us, the creatures had spent hours carefully constructing and hours more maintaining.

    The Monstrumologist

  • It was dusk, a somnolent hour for the Anthropophagi, when they burrowed into their bowers of straw, nestlike beds that, the captain informed us, the creatures had spent hours carefully constructing and hours more maintaining.

    The Monstrumologist

  • Eventually, Tarlac did; Dave made sure he was covered snugly, then turned down the lamp and arranged the remaining blankets into a nestlike bed for himself.

    Hostage A Terran Empire story

  • The reader may, if he likes, begin with the first of the book, build his way through it, and graduate by building the log houses; in doing this he will be closely following the history of the human race, because ever since our arboreal ancestors with prehensile toes scampered among the branches of the pre-glacial forests and built nestlike shelters in the trees, men have made themselves shacks for a temporary refuge.

    Shelters, Shacks and Shanties

  • The cottages were indeed nestlike: they were so small, so compact, so cosy, so overrun with vines and flowering foliage.

    In the Footprints of the Padres

  • They were growing in a small, nestlike opening between the rock and the bushes, and both the erythronium and the fritillaria were in full flower.

    Steep Trails

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