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  1. a squirrel's nest
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Word Origin

C17: of unknown origin
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Examples from the Web for drey

Historical Examples

  • I remember a pair that made a hole in a beech near the tree my drey was in.

    Birds and Man

    W. H. Hudson

  • There he had built what he called a nest, but what humans, with greater nicety of diction, call a drey.

  • The drey was eminently satisfactory, for, in the summer months, it was completely hidden.

  • Mr. Drey's paper of thirty-four pages is published by Williams & Norgate, London.

  • L—— from his Squirrel's drey, not knowing what had happened, called out to me about the nest—that there was nothing in it.

    The Journal of a Disappointed Man

    Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion