hanging, as the nests of certain birds.
building a hanging nest.
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How to use pensile in a sentence
Their nests, which are semi-pensile, are often placed in giant yucca trees, or in vines that are suspended from cacti.Bird Guide: Land Birds East of the Rockies | Chester A. (Chester Albert) Reed
Their nests are semi-pensile and usually placed in mesquite trees not more than ten or fifteen feet from the ground.Bird Guide: Land Birds East of the Rockies | Chester A. (Chester Albert) Reed
That long black wasp, commonly called a Jack Spaniard, builds pensile paper nests under every roof and shed.At Last | Charles Kingsley
The Philippine and pensile Grosbeak make also very curious nests.
Four or five weeping-willows, their stems leaning towards the grave, hang their pensile branches over it.
British Dictionary definitions for pensile
ornithol designating or building a hanging nest: pensile birds
- pensility (pɛnˈsɪlɪtɪ) or pensileness, noun
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