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bird-nesting

noun
1.
searching for birds' nests as a hobby, often to steal the eggs
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  • Besides, the bird-nesting boys might be dangerous if they knew where it was.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • One day I was up a tree, bird-nesting, in one of the lanes near our school.

    The Thorogood Family R.M. Ballantyne
  • bird-nesting in summer is wicked, cruel, and against the law.

    Woodland Tales Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • Well, he did, a bit: then he and Jem Morris went off bird-nesting.

    The King's Daughters Emily Sarah Holt
  • He expected to find them useful while bird-nesting on the marshes.

    The Swan and Her Crew George Christopher Davies
  • Winter, strange as it may seem, is an excellent season for bird-nesting.

  • If any one came within earshot, why they were only talking about bird-nesting.

    Haviland's Chum Bertram Mitford
  • And to-night they had higher game in view than bird-nesting.

    Haviland's Chum Bertram Mitford
  • And as for bird-nesting—well, I only wish the twentieth-century boy could see us.

    Before Adam Jack London
  • Julian began to tell about bird-nesting over there when he was a boy.

    The Messenger

    Elizabeth Robins

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