1 Curses came home to roost, Mammy said.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret MitcheGet Context In CHAPTER XXI
2 She had to roost in a hall-room in a moldy mansion conducted by an indignant decayed gentlewoman, and leave Hugh to the care of a doubtful nurse.
Main Street By Sinclair LewisGet Context In CHAPTER XXXVII
3 But see, these fellows are kinder debating down there, and looking up, like hens when they are going to fly up on to the roost.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher StoweGet Context In CHAPTER XVII
4 It had nothing to do with Sir Malcolm, who left his nervously hostile, high-spirited wife to rule her own roost, while he went his own way.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H LawrenceGet Context In Chapter 1
5 The logical mind pretends to rule the roost, and the roost turns into pure hate.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H LawrenceGet Context In Chapter 4
6 At ten o'clock I went round and saw that all the fellows had gone to roost, for I believe in strict training and plenty of sleep to keep a team fit.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleGet Context In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISSING THREE-QUARTER
7 I skimmed around for the watchman, a-wondering whereabouts he slept; and by and by I found him roosting on the bitts forward, with his head down between his knees.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark TwainGet Context In CHAPTER XIII.
8 Very soon, about a dozen young imps were roosting, like so many crows, on the verandah railings, each one determined to be the first one to apprize the strange Mas'r of his ill luck.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher StoweGet Context In CHAPTER VI
9 Through the window the sun was shining into his eyes, and the flies which, overnight, had been roosting quietly on the walls and ceiling now turned their attention to the visitor.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich GogolGet Context In PART 1: CHAPTER III