They seemed to have plenty of money—and it was eminently fitting that the Happy Family's fence should be built with nester money.
He put up that night at the place of a nester in the foothills.
Plainly he would make a mistake were he to approach Dakota with a bold request for the removing of the nester—he must clothe it.
The nester's attention was focused indolently upon the hills.
He came under the head of a "nester," or "truck farmer," who was likely to fence in the river somewhere and homestead some land.
His gaze shifted to the nester and carried with it implacable hostility.
For the nester who wanted a way through these fences out into the open public lands, he cherished a bitter resentment.
"At the end of Del Oro Cañon, likely," suggested the nester.
He paused and looked around for appreciation, but only the nester kids smiled.
"I've got Mr. Healy to thank for this, I expect," commented the nester quietly.
Old English nest "bird's nest, snug retreat," also "young bird, brood," from Proto-Germanic *nistaz (cf. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch nest, German Nest), from PIE *nizdo- (cf. Sanskrit nidah "resting place, nest," Latin nidus "nest," Old Church Slavonic gnezdo, Old Irish net, Welsh nyth, Breton nez "nest"), probably from *ni "down" + *sed- (1) "to sit" (see sedentary).
Used since Middle English in reference to various accumulations of things (e.g. a nest of drawers, early 18c.). Nest egg "retirement savings" is from 1700, originally "a real or artificial egg left in a nest to induce the hen to go on laying there" (c.1600).