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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.
"While we disagree with many of the Staff's recommendations, we are pleased that Staff's proposed rate increase, when combined with the incorporation of SAVE rider revenue, is within range of the Company's estimated award," stated Paul Nester, Roanoke Gas Company President.
By William Nester. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017.
Nester of Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs, which represented Ordonez.
Nester referred to the longtime joint partnership with Grand View Health at the Health Center at Quakertown, a physicians' group facility at the Quakertown Shopping Plaza on Route 309.
Although most are enjoying the extra space and freedom, a quarter (25%) say that they don't enjoy being an Empty Nester with 16% saying that it's difficult to live in the property now that it feels empty.
Summary: Nester aims to be a marketplace that connects parking space owners and parking space seekers
But a quarter (26%) say they do not enjoy being an empty nester and 14% say they find it difficult to live in the property now that it feels empty.
Nester. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 2014.
By William Nester. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2013.
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.
-- Handling the conversion of branded drugs to generics is one of the biggest supply-chain challenges for pharmacy retailers, says senior vice president of supply chain Wilson nester.