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Synonyms for nest

roost

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lair

hotbed

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Synonyms for nest

a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young

a kind of gun emplacement

a cosy or secluded retreat

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a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality

furniture pieces made to fit close together

inhabit a nest, usually after building

fit together or fit inside

move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position

gather nests

References in classic literature ?
But as ants, which are not slave-makers, will, as I have seen, carry off pupae of other species, if scattered near their nests, it is possible that pupae originally stored as food might become developed; and the ants thus unintentionally reared would then follow their proper instincts, and do what work they could.
It is now commonly admitted that the more immediate and final cause of the cuckoo's instinct is, that she lays her eggs, not daily, but at intervals of two or three days; so that, if she were to make her own nest and sit on her own eggs, those first laid would have to be left for some time unincubated, or there would be eggs and young birds of different ages in the same nest.
One day I fortunately chanced to witness a migration from one nest to another, and it was a most interesting spectacle to behold the masters carefully carrying, as Huber has described, their slaves in their jaws.
flava, with a few of these little yellow ants still clinging to the fragments of the nest. This species is sometimes, though rarely, made into slaves, as has been described by Mr.
sanguinea, and found a number of these ants entering their nest, carrying the dead bodies of F.
The latter does not build its own nest, does not determine its own migrations, does not collect food for itself or its young, and cannot even feed itself: it is absolutely dependent on its numerous slaves.
It was the time of year when they should have been pairing, but not a thrush's nest was built except this big one, and so Solomon soon ran short of thrushes with which to supply the demand from the mainland.
Oh, the deportment of Peter as he saw it growing more and more like a great thrush's nest! From the very beginning of the building of it he slept by its side, and often woke up to say sweet things to it, and after it was lined with mud and the mud had dried he always slept in it.
But Peter never grows any older, and if we could be watching for him under the bridge to-night (but, of course, we can't), I daresay we should see him hoisting his night-gown and sailing or paddling toward us in the Thrush's Nest. When he sails, he sits down, but he stands up to paddle.
Of course when Peter landed he beached his barque [small ship, actually the Never Bird's nest in this particular case in point] in a place where the bird would easily find it; but the hat was such a great success that she abandoned the nest.
So he commanded Tip to take off Jack's head and lie down with it in the bottom of the nest, and when this was done he ordered the Woggle-Bug to lie beside Tip.
Perceiving the intruders in their nest the birds flew down upon them with screams of rage.
People can also type in the number of baby storks, when the first stork came to the nest, and the specific location of a given nest.Fewer white storksThe online atlas, indeed, has offered a complete list of discovered white stork nests around Slovakia since 2000.
In addition, for trial purposes, the government, in partnership with universities' research and extension departments, can invest to make the commodity available in the country.This can be done by importing swiflets and nesting houses and hosting them in areas adjoining the ocean, which is a good place for them to adapt to the environment and easily be monitored as they continue to reproduce and produce edible nests.
Nests were found in 59 radio-tagged females (Pisek: 9, Prague: 13, Milesin: 37) equipped with TW-4 necklace radio-transmitter (Biotrack, Wareham, U.K.).