The birds are safe and warm down south; and they will build fresh, clean nests when they get back.
It was warm down there, and Frank immediately discarded his coat.
When asked whether he was not glad to be on the surface again, he answered with a smile that "it was nice and warm down there."
He let his fingers stray in and out among it; and it felt like the soft, warm down that lines a little bird's nest to his skin.
It was not at all warm down there, but I perspired violently.
I fancy therell be plenty of snow on the upper peaks, too, but its likely to be nice and warm down below.
Makes you think of the South only they can't get it as warm down there as up here where the sidewalks are baking all day.
He is unwilling for me to go if it can be prevented, as it is so warm down there at this time of year.
The water is warm down there, and he dearly loves to paddle about in it.
It was warm down there, and as soon as the cap with its lighted lamp was on his head, sweat began to pour down his neck.
Old English wearm, from Proto-Germanic *warmaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Old High German, German warm, Old Norse varmr, Gothic warmjan "to warm"), from PIE *gwher- (cf. Sanskrit gharmah "heat;" Old Persian Garmapada-, name of the fourth month, corresponding to June/July, from garma- "heat;" Armenian jerm "warm;" Greek thermos "warm;" Latin formus "warm," fornax "oven;" Old Irish fogeir "heated;" Hittite war- "to burn"). The root also may be connected to that of Old Church Slavonic goriti "to burn," varu "heat," variti "to cook, boil;" and Lithuanian verdu "to seethe."
The distinction, based on degree of heat, between "warm" and "hot" is general in Balto-Slavic and Germanic, but in other languages one word often covers both (cf. Latin calidus, Greek thermos, French chaud, Spanish caliente). In reference to feelings, etc., attested from late 15c. Sense in guessing games first recorded 1860, from earlier hunting use in reference to scent or trail (1713). Warm-blooded in reference to mammals is recorded from 1793. Warm-hearted first recorded c.1500.
Old English wyrman "make warm" and wearmian "become warm;" from the root of warm (adj.). Phrase warm the bench is sports jargon first recorded 1907. Warm up (v.) "exercise before an activity" is attested from 1868. In reference to appliances, motors, etc., attested from 1947. Noun phrase warm-up "act or practice of warming up" is recorded from 1915. Related: Warmed; warming.
SCOTCH WARMING PAN. A wench. [Grose, "Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1788]