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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nes·tle v. i. [imp. & p. p. Nestled p. pr. & vb. n. Nestling ]
 1. To make and occupy a nest; to nest. [Obs.]
    The kingfisher . . . nestles in hollow banks.   --L'Estrange.
 2. 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 nestle till succors came.   --Bacon.
 3. 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 nestles.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : drawn or pressed close to someone or something for or as if
            for affection or protection; "saw a number of small
            houses nestled against the hillside"; "like a baby
            snuggled in its mother's arms" [syn: snuggled]