drey dray noun

  1. a squirrel’s nest

Word Origin for drey C17: of unknown origin Examples from the Web for drey Historical Examples of drey

  • I remember a pair that made a hole in a beech near the tree my drey was in.

    Birds and Man

    W. H. Hudson

  • There he had built what he called a nest, but what humans, with greater nicety of diction, call a drey.

    “Wee Tim’rous Beasties”

    Douglas English

  • The drey was eminently satisfactory, for, in the summer months, it was completely hidden.

    “Wee Tim’rous Beasties”

    Douglas English

  • Mr. Drey’s paper of thirty-four pages is published by Williams & Norgate, London.

    Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, December 1898


  • L—— from his Squirrel’s drey, not knowing what had happened, called out to me about the nest—that there was nothing in it.

    The Journal of a Disappointed Man

    Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion

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