Parrots jabbered and a few of them roosted in the iguana tree.
Then, on being called, the bird settled and roosted on the ground beside him.
It always, however, returned at night, and roosted among the branches of the great nwana-tree.
As they all roosted like chickens on the beams, there sounded a footstep just outside.
These were falcons which roosted in the Vedr and lived upon the doves of Iviza and Formentera.
He said he couldn't "tum down, betause the roosted was on his feets."
And for an hour after they roosted on the housetop and trees, and laughed like human beings.
Now the cocks and hens many of them roosted under the house, which was built on pillars, and set some distance above the ground.
A gang of these great birds has roosted in the pecan grove, close to where the prairie pirates are encamped.
They roosted with the chickens several nights, but took to the fields again as soon as the snow began to melt.
late Old English hrost "wooden framework of a roof, perch for domestic fowl," from Proto-Germanic *hro(d)-st- (cf. Old Saxon hrost "framework of a roof, attic," Middle Dutch, Flemish, Dutch roest "roost," Old Norse hrot, Gothic hrot "roof," of unknown origin. Exact relationship and ulterior connections unknown. Extended sense "hen-house" is from 1580s. To rule the roost is recorded from 1769.
1520s, from roost (n.). Related: Roosted; roosting. Chickens come home to roost in reference to eventual consequences of bad actions attested from 1824; the original proverb seems to have been curses, like chickens, come home to roost.
One's home; pad (1940s+)