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1. One, such as a bird, that nests.
2. Western US A squatter, homesteader, or farmer who settles in cattle-grazing territory.
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Noun1.nester - someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it
colonist, settler - a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
2.nester - a bird that has built (or is building) a nest
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
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As they passed in triumph through the village they were cheered by the men, women, and children, collected as usual on the tops of the lodges, and were exhorted by the Nesters of the village to be generous in their dealings with the white men.
Becoming an empty nester may be both an exciting and emotional time for any parent.
Nester sets out to tell the story of the Seven Years' War from the French perspective, apparently convinced that every English-language history of the war has been told largely through British and American eyes, and that the best books on the subject in French were written over a century ago.
In the latest volume of his study of American power, The Age of Jackson and the Art of Power, William Nester argues that Jackson "dominated his age for many reasons but ultimately because he had mastered the art of power.
Nester Dhamba took three for 32 while Mazhar Alam ended with two for 45.
Nester reveals his ideological preconceptions in the book's Introduction and its final chapter entitled "Legacy," where he compares Jackson to the hated George W.
REFEREE Danny Nester has kicked-off his 44th year officiating in the Belle Vale Junior League.
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In an email to NetVU members, Gray Nester, NetVU chairman and senior vice president at BB&T Insurance Services, says the organization has eliminated "the leadership role of chief executive officer in lieu of executive director"
Nester and his wife Christina of North Brookfield, and Carol's friend, Joseph Dynof of Cherry Valley; a brother, Louis Camarra and his wife Patricia of Worcester; two sisters, Dorothy, wife of the late Paul Marzilli of Worcester and Jean Cariglia and her husband Dante of Auburn; six great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Camarra of Worcester and June Camarra of Leicester; several cherished nephews and nieces.
Steve Nester of the 303rd Fighter Squadron was heading from Whiteman AFB to Springfield, Mo.
Besides the fact he doesn't have to worry about his children as much on a daily basis, he's not convinced of the other lifestyle benefits that becoming an empty nester offers.