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nestle (up) to (someone or something)

To lean or lie against someone or something in a gentle, cuddly manner; to snuggle up to someone or something. The boy went over to the sofa and nestled up to his mother while they watched the movie. I love to nestle to this stuffed animal as I go to sleep at night.
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nestle (up) against (someone or something)

To lean or lie against someone or something in a gentle, cuddly manner; to snuggle up to someone or something. The boy went over to the sofa and nestled up against his mother while they watched the movie. I love to nestle against this stuffed animal as I go to sleep at night.
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nestle (up) into (someone or something)

To lean or lie into someone or something in a gentle, cuddly manner; to snuggle up to someone or something. The boy went over to the sofa and nestled up into his mother while they watched the movie. I love to nestle into this stuffed animal as I go to sleep at night.
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nestle down (in something)

To lean or lie down (into or on top of something) in a snuggly, cuddly, secure manner. After the kids were in bed and the house was tidied up, we finally nestled down in front of the television to chill out for a while. I love nestling down in bed at night after a long day of work.
See also: down, nestle
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Diet of nestling tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) near Sudbury, Ontario, summer 1986.
Effects of nestling diet on growth and adult size of zebra finches (Poephila guttata).
Diet and nestling growth in the European bee-eater.
Sexual differences in parental effort during the nestling period in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor).
Grit ingestion by nestling tree swallows and house wrens.
Quantitative comparison of two methods of assessing diet of nestling skylarks (Alauda arvensis).
Factors governing feeding rate, food requirement and brood size of nestling great tits Parus major.
Calcium supplements in the diet of nestling tree swallows near acid sensitive lakes.
Therefore, we used nonparametric Kruskal-Wallis analysis of variance ([[chi].sup.2], [alpha] = 0.05) to compare the mean number of prey items/bolus and mean dry and organic weight of boluses delivered to nestlings in broods of different sizes.
We collected 89 boluses containing 1852 items from 62 nestlings at 14 nests.