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nest

(nest),
A group or collection of similar objects.
See also: nidus.
[A.S.]

nest

(nest) a small mass of cells foreign to the area in which it is found.
junctional nest  a nest of dysplastic cells seen at the dermoepidermal junction as part of a junctional nevus.

nest

(nĕst)
n.
a. A structure or shelter made or used by a bird to hold its eggs during incubation and to house its young until fledged.
b. A structure or shelter in which other animals, such as reptiles, fish, or insects, deposit their eggs or tend their young.
c. A structure or complex built by ants, termites, or other social animals to house a colony.
d. A number of insects, birds, or other animals occupying a nest: attacked by a nest of hornets.
v. nested, nesting, nests
v.intr.
To build or occupy a nest.

nest

(nest)
A group or collection of similar objects.
See also: nidus
[A.S.]

nest

1. the bed or shelter constructed by a bird for deposition of its eggs and rearing of its young.
2. a bed prepared by an animal.
3. an accumulation of cells in a foreign location.

nest building
a signal of oncoming broodiness in female birds and of imminent parturition in some mammals.
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Once nest building is done, they tend to go more for sugar-overripe fruit, juices, soda pop.
Old nest material in nest boxes of tree swallows: effects on nest-site choice and nest building.
Our objectives were to: (1) examine the nest material of both Reed Parrotbills and Oriental Reed Warblers nesting in a reed-dominated tidal marsh of the Changjiang River Estuary, (2) examine where their nest materials were obtained within the reedbed or outside the reedbed, (3) examine the resource exploitation pattern of the two species, and (4) test the hypothesis that a relationship exists between bill morphology and foraging as well as nest building.
Maps show species' locations, and photos illustrate behaviors such as mating and nest building.
They analysed particular calls which triggered maternal behaviour such as licking offspring, changing suckling position and nest building.
They are still nest building as the success of home programmes on TV shows, but they want to do things on a budget and create their own style.
Nest building in House Wrens (Troglodytes aedon): a reexamination of male and female roles.
Footage such as hunting patterns, nest building, feeding behaviour, growth and activity of chicks was recorded, and we were able to begin identifying individual birds in each nest.
According to the researchers, the nest building was both a form of stress relief and a way to enrich the quality of life for mice.
Make sure you nip off any strawy bits at the neck, if you don't, the birds will try and use the straw for nest building material, and you'll just have to go and replant the sets when they've been uprooted.
Forthcoming events include conker hunting, hedgelaying, willow coppicing and nest building.
It fosters nest building and pup retrieval in rats and the creation of lasting sexual partnerships in prairie voles.