Insert a word in it's entirety into another word to form a new word. None of the letters are anagrammed. Each of the clues can be read as "Insert the first word into the second word to form the third word". All nested words are three letters.
Example: use a lathe > cattail = went back (REturnED)
-1. brace partner > a famous Roberts = a type of trainer
-2. on the negative side > a moment = fluctuating
-3. time period > farm animals = head-bobbing birds
-4. seasonal worker? > manufactured articles = prosperity
-5. balderdash > nuisance = object
-6. stroke > displaying kindess for others = floor cover
-7. wird with curl or king > a layered, uneven haircut = molding
-8. pine > skeletal element = social event at an outside controlled burn
-9. tease > naked = bombard
-10. equality > arrive = liken
Did you ever stop to think...and then forget to start again!