EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NEST

The guillemot makes no nest, merely laying a single egg on a ledge.

The Egret settled to her nest again and the Pelican went on with the story.

She was shaking the nest of a field mouse from one of the side pockets.

How sweetly he sang to the mother bird while she sat upon the nest!

You saw no Sammons in that damned snake's nest, I'll be bound!

It was a nest built into the rock, its back sitting snugly there.

The place was cold as a barn, an' it looked like a hurrah's nest.

He went a-peekin' an' a-pryin' round my ears, as if he'd found a hornet's nest.

At the top of the tragic trees I should not find the Angel's Nest.

I should only find the Mare's Nest; the dreamy and divine nest is not there.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English nest "bird's nest, snug retreat," also "young bird, brood," from Proto-Germanic *nistaz (cf. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch nest, German Nest), from PIE *nizdo- (cf. Sanskrit nidah "resting place, nest," Latin nidus "nest," Old Church Slavonic gnezdo, Old Irish net, Welsh nyth, Breton nez "nest"), probably from *ni "down" + *sed- (1) "to sit" (see sedentary).

Used since Middle English in reference to various accumulations of things (e.g. a nest of drawers, early 18c.). Nest egg "retirement savings" is from 1700, originally "a real or artificial egg left in a nest to induce the hen to go on laying there" (c.1600).

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