nest in

nest in something

to build a nest in something and live in it. Some mice nested in a corner of the garage. The birds nested in the eaves.
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sanguinea emerge, carrying a pupa; but I was not able to find the desolated nest in the thick heath.
Of course when Peter landed he beached his barque [small ship, actually the Never Bird's nest in this particular case in point] in a place where the bird would easily find it; but the hat was such a great success that she abandoned the nest.
He had been driven to ensconce the nest in a corner of his already too- well-filled den.
Ay, the old Madman has got the best collection in the house, out and out," said Tom; and then Martin, warming with unaccustomed good cheer and the chance of a convert, launched out into a proposed bird-nesting campaign, betraying all manner of important secrets--a golden-crested wren's nest near Butlin's Mound, a moor-hen who was sitting on nine eggs in a pond down the Barby road, and a kingfisher's nest in a corner of the old canal above Brownsover Mill.
said Nag, lashing up as high as he could reach toward the nest in the thorn-bush.
Sometimes I went south to visit our German neighbours and to admire their catalpa grove, or to see the big elm tree that grew up out of a deep crack in the earth and had a hawk's nest in its branches.
A pair of blue birds have built a nest in a hole in the sides of the well, just under the ferns.
And she told him that a bottle would be found in her nest in the garden, containing some drops from the spring of healing.
She felt as if she had been on a long journey, and at any rate she had had something to amuse her all the time, and she had played with the ivory elephants and had seen the gray mouse and its babies in their nest in the velvet cushion.
From her nest in the holm-oak tree the Nightingale heard him, and she looked out through the leaves, and wondered.
But the Oak-tree understood, and felt sad, for he was very fond of the little Nightingale who had built her nest in his branches.
The external part of the nest in general was built with sticks and bark, mainly of Eucalyptus sp.
The hens were individually marked and had access to 2 commercial group-nests (49 X 114 cm), one of which contained an internal wooden partition (30 x 10 cm) which divided the nest in 2 halves.
Studies of the nesting ecology of populations in Florida and Louisiana suggest females prefer to nest in open patches that receive direct sunlight for some portion of the day (Woosley, 2005; Ewert et al.
This observation, however, is antithetical to that of Ali and Ripley (1968) [24] and Maccarone and Parsons (1988) [25] who noticed Cattle Egrets to nest in the mixed colonies with Cormorants, Ibises and other members of family Ardeidae.