nest in

nest in

1. To create a nest of some kind inside of something. There are these birds that started nesting in the trees beside our house that make the most horrible squawking noises at the crack of dawn each day.
2. To rest or nestle into something securely or snugly. The incredibly valuable Fabergé egg nested in an ornate box lined with silk.
3. To rest or nestle something into something else securely or snugly. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "nest" and "in." I nested the bottle in the shirts inside my backpack so it wouldn't break while I rode home on my bicycle.
4. To aide an animal in creating a nest in some place or inside of something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "nest" and "in." The company pledged to nest the birds that would be affected by the excavation in a different cave.
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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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References in classic literature ?
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.
Some of them pecked at the eyes of the Gump, which hung over the nest in a helpless condition; but the Gump's eyes were of glass and could not be injured.
O-o-h!" and here he rolled upon the bottom of the nest in such contortions that he frightened them all.
The Eagle built her nest in the branches of a tall tree, while the Fox crept into the underwood and there produced her young.
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.
Cranes can nest in different wetland habitats (Leito et al., 2005).
It builds nest in the cavities found in the trees, hole of wall, metal boxes and nest boxes.
On 15 June 2010 and 16 June 2013, visitors opportunistically located two active Kittlitz's Murrelet nests in the Kakagrak Hills, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, in northwestern Alaska (see description of the 2010 nest in Day et al., 2011).
Grant (1966) located the 1st active Black Swift nest in the province 29 km north of Vernon at Harlan Creek.
One bluebird nest in a box failed while Tree Swallows nests failed in three boxes and four tubes.
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.
Species that can nest in either the open or under cover, may effectively trade-off between thermally favourable nest sites, and their view from the nest (i.e.
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., 2006).