bird's nest


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Related to bird's nest: bird's nest fern, Edible bird's nest
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Noun1.Bird's nest - nest where birds lay their eggs and hatch their youngbird's nest - nest where birds lay their eggs and hatch their young
aerie, aery, eyrie, eyry - the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)
nest - a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
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Now let us suppose that the ancient progenitor of our European cuckoo had the habits of the American cuckoo; but that occasionally she laid an egg in another bird's nest.
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.
The cuckoo lays its egg in the strange bird's nest, and when the young one is hatched it shoulders its foster-brothers out and breaks at last the nest that has sheltered it.
Then, again, if you fix your eye upon this strange, crested, comb-like incrustation on the top of the mass --this green, barnacled thing, which the Greenlanders call the crown, and the Southern fishers the bonnet of the Right Whale; fixing your eyes solely on this, you would take the head for the trunk of some huge oak, with a bird's nest in its crotch.
Though, upon the whole, I greatly admire and even love the brave, the honest, and learned Captain; yet I take it very ill of him that he should so utterly ignore that case-bottle, seeing what a faithful friend and comforter it must have been, while with mittened fingers and hooded head he was studying the mathematics aloft there in that bird's nest within three or four perches of the pole.
He felt as if he were being led to look at some strange bird's nest and must move softly.
When, at the turn of the gallery which opens on the roof of the side aisles, he perceived the tiny cell with its little window and its little door crouching beneath a great flying buttress like a bird's nest under a branch, the poor man's heart failed him, and he leaned against a pillar to keep from falling.
Laurie devoted himself to the little ones, rode his small daughter in a bushel-basket, took Daisy up among the bird's nests, and kept adventurous Rob from breaking his neck.
For dessert, the chef sent out cubed dragon fruit and mango topped with chilled bird's nest served in a carved-out dragon fruit rind.
China is the unlikely setting for the rivals' first meeting since the 2013 Super Cup between Bayern Munich and Chelsea, with Beijing's imposing Bird's Nest Stadium playing host to the first-ever Manchester derby on foreign soil.
ANTHONY Joshua could defend his IBF world heavyweight title in the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing under ambitious plans being made by promoter Barry Hearn.
A variety of products of Dragon Brand Bird's Nest, a time-honored brand in Singapore were sold out within a few hours.