nestling : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n young bird not yet fledged
- n a young person of either sex
- v move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
- v lie in a sheltered position
- v position comfortably
- One was Tito's 75th birthday, when shopwindows blossomed with red-draped pictures of him, nestling among West German cameras and British textiles, and when 60,000 people .
- He longs to be like them, so attuned to each other they could dance without music, as close as "spoons nestling in the wife's silver drawer.
- A small bookshop nestling in the corner of this teahouse makes it easy to spend time here.
- Tristram Hunt in New Statesman
Typically, the pop historian Tristram Hunt writes in the Observer (23 November): "Nestling in the slipstream of American hegemony served us well in the 20th century. The bonds of culture, religion, language and ideology ensured Britain a postwar...
- John Updike in Scotsman
As John Updike writes in his new book Due Consideration: "The average book fits into the human hand with a seductive nestling, a kiss of texture, whether of cover cloth, glazed jacket, or flexible paperback."
- Adrian Heaps in Globe and Mail
People want to see a resolution to this thing, but they are nestling in to a new pattern,said Councillor Adrian Heaps of the strike that began June 22. "They don't like it but they are in it."