nestling


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nestling

a. a young bird not yet fledged
b. (as modifier): a nestling thrush
References in classic literature ?
The vicarage, nestling close under the shadow of the church-tower, threw no illumination of fire-light or candle-light on the dreary scene.
How could you, my poor little unfledged nestling, find yourself food, and defend yourself from misfortune, and ward off the wiles of evil men?
A Serpent gliding past the nest from its hole in the wall ate up the young unfledged nestlings.