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bird-nesting

noun
1.
searching for birds' nests as a hobby, often to steal the eggs
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  • He expected to find them useful while bird-nesting on the marshes.

    The Swan and Her Crew George Christopher Davies
  • Well, he did, a bit: then he and Jem Morris went off bird-nesting.

    The King's Daughters Emily Sarah Holt
  • We must not now go a bird-nesting, but first time we do we shall put Bishop Mant's "Months" in our pocket.

  • Besides, the bird-nesting boys might be dangerous if they knew where it was.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • They live upon roots, fruits, and leaves; and do not amuse themselves by bird-nesting.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston
  • Winter, strange as it may seem, is an excellent season for bird-nesting.

  • Three years later he joined the boys in their bird-nesting exploits, and climbed trees to share the plunder.

    Curious Epitaphs William Andrews
  • And as for bird-nesting—well, I only wish the twentieth-century boy could see us.

    Before Adam Jack London
  • Could the cross, crop-eared old Puritan ever have been like other boys, and gone a bird-nesting?

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

    The Messenger Elizabeth Robins

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