nest


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nest \Nest\, v. i.
   To build and occupy a nest.
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         The king of birds nested within his leaves. --Howell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nest \Nest\ (n[e^]st), n. [AS. nest; akin to D. & G. nest, Sw.
   n[aum]ste, L. nidus, for nisdus, Skr. n[imac][dsdot]a resting
   place, nest; cf. Lith. lizdas, Arm. neiz, Gael. & Ir. nead.
   Prob. from the particle ni down, Skr. ni + the root of E.
   sit, and thus orig., a place to sit down in. [root] 264. See
   Nether, and Sit, and cf. Eyas, Nidification, Nye.]
   1. The bed or receptacle prepared by a fowl for holding her
      eggs and for hatching and rearing her young.
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            The birds of the air have nests.      --Matt. viii.
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   2. Hence: The place in which the eggs of other animals, as
      insects, turtles, etc., are laid and hatched; a snug place
      in which young animals are reared. --Bentley.
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   3. A snug, comfortable, or cozy residence or situation; a
      retreat, or place of habitual resort; hence, those who
      occupy a nest, frequent a haunt, or are associated in the
      same pursuit; as, a nest of traitors; a nest of bugs.
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            A little cottage, like some poor man's nest.
                                                  --Spenser.
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   4. (Geol.) An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an
      isolated state, within a rock.
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   5. A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated
      size, each put within the one next larger.
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   6. (Mech.) A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc.,
      working together or collectively.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nest \Nest\, v. t.
   To put into a nest; to form a nest for.
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         From him who nested himself into the chief power.
                                                  --South.
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