verb (used without object)
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Idioms for roost
Origin of roost
OTHER WORDS FROM roostun·roost·ed, adjectiveun·roost·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for roost
In perfect security around and beneath the Castle walls roosted and nested a perfect colony of sea-birds.Baron Bruno|Louisa Morgan
One night twelve hens roosted in an outhouse with a defective latch at John Skehan's farm.Lives of the Fur Folk|M. D. Haviland
The very old rooster and most of the hens roosted in the apple-trees in the orchard, but some of the hens roosted in other trees.The Sandman: His Farm Stories|William J. Hopkins
Sometimes they roosted at night upon the very trees under which our Frenchmen slept.The Lily and the Totem|William Gilmore Simms
By day it could be stood upright, and the children roosted on its various steps.
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Idioms and Phrases with roost
see chickens come home to roost; rule the roost.