rooster

Definitions

  • Bitters being chased by a rooster
    Bitters being chased by a rooster
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rooster adult male chicken
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Additional illustrations & photos:

I Want a Rooster for Every Hen I Want a Rooster for Every Hen

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon
    • n Rooster The male of the domestic fowl; a cock. "Nor, when they [the Skinners and Cow Boys] wrung the neck of a rooster , did they trouble their heads whether he crowed for Congress or King George."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 7-Eleven was the first convenience store to have television advertising. The animated commercial ran in 1949 and had a singing rooster and owl
    • n rooster The male of the domestic hen; a cock, as distinguished from the female or hen.
    • n rooster Any bird that roosts; a percher. See Insessores.
    • n rooster In lumbering, same as goose-neck, 4 .
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Roosters can't crow if they can't fully extend their necks.
    • n Rooster the male of the domestic fowl, cock: any bird that roosts
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Quotations

  • Curt Simmons
    Curt Simmons
    “Trying to get a fast ball past Hank Aaron is like trying to get the sun past a rooster.”
  • Giovanni Boccaccio
    Giovanni Boccaccio
    “While farmers generally allow one rooster for ten hens, ten men are scarcely sufficient to service one woman.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hróst; Dut. roest.

Usage

In literature:

Old Logan, the hostler at Searight's crowed in imitation of a rooster, the passengers throwing him pennies.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
When the rooster saw that its life was in such great danger, what was it to do?
"Roumanian Fairy Tales" by Various
The dog and the rabbits and the rooster were all back in their places.
"Rosemary" by Josephine Lawrence
And if he'd asked how many feathers in a rooster's tail I'd been just as full of information.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
Quick, there goes a rooster.
"Prairie Folks" by Hamlin Garland
From the more distant chicken coop came the cackle of hens and the boastful crowing of a rooster.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
Quick, there goes a rooster.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
I'd never get over it if we let that helpless child sweep under the bridge like that rooster did.
"Afloat on the Flood" by Lawrence J. Leslie
And if you don't believe it you can ask the Rooster.
"The Tale of Miss Kitty Cat" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Just at dawn the clarion crow of a rooster came from under my bed.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
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In poetry:

High and proud on the barnyard fence
Walks rooster in the morning.
He shakes his comb, he shakes his tail
And gives his daily warning.
"Chanticleer" by John Chipman Farrar
Within, the baby claps his hands
And crows with rapture strange and vague;
Without, beneath the rosebush stands
A dripping rooster on one leg.
"A Sudden Shower" by James Whitcomb Riley
Two things there are, no doubt you know,
To which a fox is used:
A rooster that is bound to crow,
A crow that's bound to roost;
And whichsoever he espies
He tells the most unblushing lies.
"The Sycophantic Fox And The Gullible Raven" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
Upstairs is upstairs and downstairs is downstairs a bit
The rooster and stairs are right in the middle
Dazzling rooster! He gathers colors on the stairs
A kid is more a kid on the red of a whistle
"The Rooster And The Stairs" by Edip Canserver
Before dawn breaks,
It's the rooster who's crowing door to door,
With a tremolo voice in long measures.
It's a motherly voice, hailing from Nature in the cold farm country.
Toh-ti-koo, toh-ru-moh toh-ru-moh
"Rooster" by Sakutaro Hagiwara
Has the peacock had his day, does he call in vain, screecher,
for the sun to rise?
The eagle, the dove, and the barnyard rooster, do they call
in vain, trying to wake the morrow?
And do you await us, wattled father, Westward?
Will your yell do it?
"Turkey-Cock" by D H Lawrence

In news:

Send rooster a private message (login required).
A viewer named Cheryl Mann submitted this picture of a rooster across from Skyland Elementary School on Highway 14 in Greer.
Named after the legendary Harlem speakeasy, Red Rooster Harlem serves up sophisticated soul food.
But, how about a hero rooster .
The winning rooster crowed 21 times in.
The winning rooster crowed 21 times in 20 minutes.
Michael believes in the three Rs: radio, roosters , and rickrolling.
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And on" Rooster ," Alice in Chains tackle a subject that hit home for guitarist Jerry Cantrell, as his father is a Vietnam War veteran.
Both places try really hard to establish an identity: The Wild Rooster 's is Texan, and Delaney's is Irish, though the place is about as genuinely Irish as any other Irish-themed pub not in Ireland.
Rooster & Moon Coffee Pub.
A legendary Philadelphia bistro, the Happy Rooster restaurant and bar re-opened under the new ownership of Rose Parotta, one of the city's most well-known restaurant personalities.
Jim plays with the kids at the Rooster Valley Farm School.
Rooster City City Zip Carson City.
At the Red Rooster Harlem, the home of the uptown steak frites.
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In science:

Bilateral gynandromorphs are half male and half female split down the middle like the lobster in Fig.1a and the Rooster-Hen in Fig.5a.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Fig.5a Rooster-Hen, its right side is female brown, left side male yellow.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
In a fundamental and important discovery it was shown that developmental differences in a chicken (gallus gallus domesticus) gynandromorph (Rooster-Hen in 5a) are cell based and not hormone based [113, 22].
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
The cells on the different sides of the Rooster-Hen are of the opposite sex, the rooster half being male and the hen half being female.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Almost all of cells of the male half of the Rooster-Hen were male cells having the homomorphic ZZ sex chromosomes of roosters.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
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