At roost

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • At roost on a perch or roost; hence, retired to rest.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bats sleep during the day and feed at night. The place that bats sleep in is called the "roost."
    • At roost roosting, asleep
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

For 'twas there the man named Audubon once saw them come in flocks to roost at night.
"Bird Stories" by Edith M. Patch
When they got there the fowls were all at roost, so they could look at them quietly.
"The Peterkin Papers" by Lucretia P Hale
It always, however, returned at night, and roosted among the branches of the great nwana-tree.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
The turkeys, at the time he started to look for them, must have all gone to roost among the trees.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
But we will begin at the beginning, and that is to be found in a hen-roost in another part of the town.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Then, in an hour and ten minutes, 1203 birds were seen to enter the roost at the eastern end.
"The Foot-path Way" by Bradford Torrey
At night, with others of their tribe, they roost in the marshes.
"What Bird is That?" by Frank M. Chapman
Evidently I was at the place from which the turkeys had flown off the night before to go to roost.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 1" by Various
At night, they roost on the tops of the barracks, and on trees in their vicinity.
"Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp" by John Shipp
Others he does not bait at all, simply laying them on old logs where he knows the owlets roost by day.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
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In poetry:

The roses had lost their redness,
And cold the grass had grown;
At roost were the pigeons and peacock,
The sun-dial seemed a head-stone.
"The Old Garden" by George MacDonald
H was a haughty young Hawk,
Who affected society talk;
But when introduced
At a large chicken roost
He excitedly screamed out, "Oh, Lawk!"
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

Donoho Falcons open a new 'roost' at football stadium.
The Roost perches at the Outpost for its fourth season.
Vulture roost at Lindbergh Viaduct.
A chickadee flies fast from its roost at daybreak in sub-zero weather.
The model for the Raven Roost cohousing project was shared with the public Thursday night at the Alaska Zoo.
Sisters rule roost at Villa Roma .
Image Gallery for Sisters rule roost at Villa Roma .
8/15 10a: Albuquerque's 4th annual series celebrating creative music and poetry, The Roost , is in residence Sunday nights through September 23 at the Outpost Performance Space.
There I was, sitting all alone at tiny Houston restaurant Roost , fielding frenetic text messages from three friends.
Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte.
2013 Uptown Art Expo The streets along beautiful Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte will come alive with artisans showcasing their talents, color and music.
Customers order at the counter in Roost 's bistro-style dining room JOE JOHNSTON — The Tribune.
Rost, the former Pfizer marketer canned for his qui tam suit against the firm and public advocacy of reimportation, found a roost for his industry criticism at mega-blog The Huffington Post but quickly ran afoul of management.
Sisters rule roost at Villa Roma.
Image Gallery for Sisters rule roost at Villa Roma.
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In science:

But the fact is that at ultra-high energies and ultra-high densities the QCD rules the roost, not the gravitation as is obvious from the fact that the coupling constant of the strong nuclear interaction is many orders of magnitude larger than that of the gravitational interaction.
The Genesis of the Big-Bang and Inflation
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