Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To make and occupy a nest; to nest.
The kingfisher . . .
nestlesin hollow banks.
To lie close and snug, as a bird in her nest; to cuddle up; to settle, as in a nest; to harbor; to take shelter.
Their purpose was to fortify in some strong place of the wild country, and there
nestletill succors came.
To move about in one's place, like a bird when shaping the interior of her nest or a young bird getting close to the parent;
as, a child.
To house, as in a nest.
To cherish, as a bird her young.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To settle; to harbor; to lie close and snug, as a bird in her nest.
The king-fisher nestles in hollow banks.
Their purpose was to fortify in some strong place of the wild country, and their nestle till succors came.
2.To move about in ones seat, like a bird when forming her nest; as, a child nestles.