nest nest  /ˈnɛst/


  1. (n) a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
  2. (n) a kind of gun emplacement
  3. (n) a cosy or secluded retreat
  4. (n) a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality
  5. (n) furniture pieces made to fit close together
  6. (v) inhabit a nest, usually after building
  7. (v) fit together or fit inside
  8. (v) move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
  9. (v) gather nests

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  1. For the birds A view of nest-rich Thai islands from a forestry guard post.
  2. In the nest I found three eggs of the Babbler and one of the Cuckoo.


  1. Empty nest: Diverse paths find an American family all in China, then gone

    An empty nest fills when an American couple goes to China to work, and finds their trailing offspring with them. But now the Beijing-ensconced parents see their adult kids moving back to the US. 
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. Sangre Chronicle > Eagle Nest > Eagle Nest council votes to raise village water rates

    For the first time in seven years, the Eagle Nest Village Council increased its water rates last week. The rate increases were included in an ordinance unanimously approved by the council during a May 21 meeting.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Sangre de Christo Chronicle

  3. Sangre Chronicle > Eagle Nest > Children’s summer food program returns to Eagle Nest

    By speaking with officials from the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department in Raton, Eagle Nest Village Councilor Jamie McCaslin was able to secure a free summer meal program in the village for children.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Sangre de Christo Chronicle

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