nestle

Part of speech: verb

To place in a nest; shelter; make a nest; lie close; cuddle; fondle.

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Usage examples "nestle":

  1. And, as swallows build In these wide, old- fashioned chimneys, So thy twittering songs shall nestle In my bosom,- Quiet, close, and warm, Sheltered from all molestation, And recalling by their voices Youth and travel. - "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  2. Betimes thou should'st have sped, If sleep were all thy purpose, Unto thy bachelor's bed: And left her in her mother's arms To nestle, and to play A girl among her girlish mates Till deep into the day:- For not alone for this night, Nor for the next alone, But through the days and through the years Thou hast her for thine own. - "Theocritus", Theocritus.
  3. Mary Juxon is the happiest of women; happy in her husband, in her eldest daughter, in John Short and in the little children with bright faces and ringing voices who nestle at her knee or climb over the sturdy sailor- squire, and pull his great beard and make him laugh. - "A Tale of a Lonely Parish", F. Marion Crawford.