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    Can nest be used for spiders? Can we say spiders' nest?

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    Can nest be used for spiders? Can we say spiders' nest?
    Yes, and also spider's nest.

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    Yes, and also spider's nest.
    ... but be careful Daisy. A bird both lives and brings up its young in a nest. A chimpanzee sleeps in a nest. But you normally see spiders waiting for prey in the middle of a web. They can have nests (perhaps they all do - I'm not an expert on spiders), but much the more collocation is with 'web'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    ... but be careful Daisy. A bird both lives and brings up its young in a nest. A chimpanzee sleeps in a nest. But you normally see spiders waiting for prey in the middle of a web. They can have nests (perhaps they all do - I'm not an expert on spiders), but much the more collocation is with 'web'.

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    Yes, at least some spiders have nests. When a bird is hunting, it is also not in its nest.

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