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Origin of bird's nest
First recorded in 1590–1600
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How to use bird's nest in a sentence
Slabsides, as he called this human birds-nest, was a two-story shack of rough-hewn timbers.Heroes of To-Day|Mary R. Parkman
Not uncommonly three or four pairs of birds nest in one weather-beaten old tree.
In some parts of India, especially in the Muttra and Fatehgarh districts, these birds nest chiefly in holes in wells.
Many birds nest in these heights instead of going to similar conditions in the great Arctic Circle nursery.The Rocky Mountain Wonderland|Enos A. Mills
Wild surmises flashed lightnings through her mind, that seemed to rock like an empty birds nest in a shaken tree.Paths of Judgement|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
British Dictionary definitions for bird's nest
(intr) to search for the nests of birds in order to collect the eggs
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