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  • n  a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
  • n  a kind of gun emplacement
    a machine-gun nest
    a nest of snipers
  • n  a cosy or secluded retreat
  • n  a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality
    a nest of thieves
  • n  furniture pieces made to fit close together
  • v  inhabit a nest, usually after building
    birds are nesting outside my window every Spring
  • v  fit together or fit inside
    nested bowls
  • v  move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
  • v  gather nests

  • For the birds A view of nest-rich Thai islands from a forestry guard post.
  • And there is Jesus, the self-proclaimed "true vine," who describes the Kingdom of Heaven as a mustard seed that grows into a tree "where birds can nest.
  • Arkansas' Senator John McClellan and his labor investigating committee reconvened in Washington last week to poke some more into the rats' nest of the International Brotherhood.
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