Part of speech: noun

A young bird in the nest.

Part of speech: adjective

Recently hatched.

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Usage examples "nestling":

  1. She had her arms around her father's neck, her head nestling on his shoulder before he had fairly entered the door. - "Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero", F. Hopkinson Smith.
  2. Nestling herself close by his side, Carlen looked over into the water. - "Between Whiles", Helen Hunt Jackson.
  3. He would listen eagerly, and, standing at his mother's knee, or nestling in her arms, follow the sweet voice that could make the highest things so simple to his childish understanding. - "Life of Saint Monica", F. A. (Frances Alice) Forbes.