In the Cavour high school in central Rome, mice run through the halls, nibbling on open wiring and nesting in the lockers.
The birds have returned to the beach for their annual nesting—and the uncommon people never left.
The nesting habits and eggs of these birds are in all respects like those of the last.
They were late in nesting, for young veeries were out everywhere.
Women and children did not shoot, therefore the safest place for nesting and skylarking was among these very women and children.
He had his instincts, indeed, and at bird's-nesting they almost amounted to prophecy.
Its nesting habits and eggs are unknown, but they are supposed to breed in the Antarctic regions.
But to send such a young fellow as that out a girl's-nesting!
The bees made a great buzzing amongst the grapes, and the birds in the mulberry-trees sang as though it were nesting time.
You may seek in vain to discover the first sign of nesting among the birds.
1650s, "making or using a nest," past participle adjective from nest (v.). Of objects, "fitted into one another," from 1934.
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).