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A bird that is too young to leave its nest
“We provided food supplements to half of the nestlings in each nest during the nestling period.”
A young human being below the age of puberty or below the legal age of majority
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A warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrate animal distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, a beak, and typically by being able to fly
Present participle for settle or lie comfortably within or against something
“It would be wrong to either rush to condemn the incumbent for increasing our visibility as a target, or to nestle in the comforting bosom of a father figure.”
Present participle for to set or settle firmly or comfortably
Present participle for to lie half-hidden or in shelter
Present participle for to touch or stroke gently or lovingly
Present participle for to curl, make curly, shape into curls
Present participle for to hold or prop up, especially gently or protectively
Present participle for to stay somewhere temporarily
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