n. bird too young to leave its nest; young child
He picked out another nestling from the young brood, and again sailed away.
Sentence in Classic:
The prayer finished, they resumed their seat in the shadow of the boulder until the child fell asleep, nestling upon the broad breast of her protector.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
All alike, they clustered themselves down on the eggs in the soft nestling ponderosity of the female urge, the female nature, fluffing out their feathers.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
Holmes nestled in silence into his heavy coat, and I was glad to do the same, for the air was most bitter, and neither of us had broken our fast.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Clover made a sort of wall round them with her great foreleg, and the ducklings nestled down inside it and promptly fell asleep.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
And again Grisha poked his little face under her arm, and nestled with his head on her gown, beaming with pride and happiness.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In a few minutes the horses were harnessed; the father and son were installed in the carriage; Piotr climbed up on to the box; Bazarov jumped into the coach, and nestled his head down into the leather cushion; and both the vehicles rolled away.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
There are thoughts which play us the same trick; they nestle away in a corner of our brain; that is the end of them; they are lost; it is impossible to lay the memory on them.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context