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bird's nest

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noun
  1. nest(def 1).
  2. Angling. backlash(def 4).
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Origin of bird's nest

First recorded in 1590–1600
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British Dictionary definitions for bird's-nest

bird's-nest

verb
  1. (intr) to search for the nests of birds in order to collect the eggs
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