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Verb1.bird-nest - gather birdnestsbird-nest - gather birdnests; "They went birdnesting in the early morning"
gather, pull together, collect, garner - assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"
References in classic literature ?
It was more like a huge bird-nest than anything else, though it was a thousand times cruder in the weaving than any bird-nest.
Wordsworth fished and bird-nested, climbing perilous crags and slippery rocks to find rare eggs.
A newspaper story in the local press drew her attention to the ruthless methods used by bird-nest companies and sent her on a trail that led from the chaotic national park offices in Bangkok to towering limestone cliffs on deserted islands in the Andaman Sea.