Origin of nestling
verb (used without object), nes·tled, nes·tling.
- to make or have a nest.
- to make one's home; settle in a home.
verb (used with object), nes·tled, nes·tling.
Origin of nestle
Examples from the Web for nestling
William did so like a true professional, nestling the mercifully quiet baby comfortably in the crook of his arm.Is Kate Pregnant? William and Kate Amp Up the Baby Speculation|Tom Sykes|April 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Lay the baccalà chunks on top of the caramelized onions, nestling in all the chunks in one layer.
But to-night, nestling against thy bosom, how shall I speak to thee?
"Oh, I slipped out," said Alicia, nestling beside her friend.Half a Hero|Anthony Hope
"Tell me how I came in the cyclone," Charlie would insist, nestling into the comfortable curve of his arm.The Way of the Wind|Zoe Anderson Norris
On this day the first nestling mounted the edge of his high nursery, and fluttered his wings when food approached.A Bird-Lover in the West|Olive Thorne Miller
"Geoff, what an uncommonly nice way you have of putting things," said Clover, nestling her head comfortably on his arm.In the High Valley|Susan Coolidge
- a young bird not yet fledged
- (as modifier)a nestling thrush