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A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
Almost as soon as she had finished building her nest she had discovered a strange-looking egg there.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
The grass had a delightful fragrance, like new-mown hay, and was neatly wound around the tunnel, like the inside of a bird's-nest.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
And away she flew to her nest, leaving Grandfather Mole to talk to the air, if he wished.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Weimar being such a "kleines Nest (little nest)," as Liszt calls it, every stranger is immediately remarked.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
There is a certain kind of bird that makes its nest high up on the sides of steep cliffs jutting out over the waters of the ocean.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
I am certain this bird had a nest there, though the place was too inaccessible to be examined closely.
BIRDS OF GUERNSEY (1879)CECIL SMITH
From Bungay in Suffolk comes the news that a water-wagtail has built its nest in a milk-can.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 158, APRIL 28, 1920VARIOUS
I visited this nest several times, and saw the old bird feeding her young.
BIRDS OF GUERNSEY (1879)CECIL SMITH
"Here's his nest," said Jess sleepily, taking her head out of the deep round hole she had made.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
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