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Usage examples for nestle

  1. To some deep calm would I drift and nestle Close to the heart of the Great Surprise. – Fires of Driftwood by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  2. It was of the Moslems slain at Ohod, according to Abu Da'ud, that the Prophet declared that their souls should be carried in the crops of green birds, that they might drink of the waters and taste the fruits of Paradise, and nestle beneath the golden lamps that hang from the celestial ceiling. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  3. In chasten, hasten, fasten, castle, nestle, whistle, apostle, epistle, bustle, and similar words, with their sundry derivatives, the t is said by some to be mute; but here it seems to take the sound of s; for, according to the best authorities, this sound is beard twice in such words. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  4. Sharks must sleep like other creatures, and they nestle in hollows at the bottom and in coral caves, or under overhanging ledges of the reefs which attract them. – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson
  5. In such a nook, now, To nestle from this noisy world- Con. – The Saint's Tragedy by Charles Kingsley
  6. Reptiles and birds, snails and slugs, insects and millepedes, and spiders and worms nestle by thousands in such prolific situations, so that a great old tropical tree, one of the giant figs or cotton- trees, is a very museum in itself. – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse
  7. The monkeys never failed to come and nestle down beside the boy, and examine his pockets and chatter confidentially in his ear; and John always nodded and seemed to understand, which Lena considered foolishness. – Nautilus by Laura E. Richards
  8. Taking his seat under shelter of a thicket, he called to his man George for his tartan, then turning to me, " Come," said he, " come under my plaidy, as the old song goes;" so, making me nestle down beside him, he wrapped a part of the plaid round me, and took me, as he said, under his wing. – Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey by Washington Irving
  9. How Nina would nestle into my arms; how my little child would cling to me; how Guido would clasp me by the hand! – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  10. In my arms you lie; Nestle down and slumber To my lullaby Dolly is so active, Always full of fun, Wakeful still and smiling E'en when day is done Hush thee now, my dearest, To my slumber- song; Children lose their roses, Sitting up too long. – Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by Edward William Cole
  11. But I- when I nestle among the sheets, Ere sleep my tired eyes woo, Just count and repeat the loving words That have fall'n to- day from you! – The Dales of Arcady by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
  12. The question is where these build, since there are no banks or bold shores in that neighbourhood: perhaps they nestle in the scaffold- holes of some old or new deserted building. – The-Natural-History-of-Selborne by White, Gilbert
  13. Ah, wouldst thou clothe thyself in breathing shape And nestle at my side, my voice should lend Whate'er my verse may lack of tender rhythm To make thee listen. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
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