n. settle down or stay; sit, as on a branch; perch on which domestic fowl rest or sleep
I'm surprised that you didn't hear any gobbles from the roost.
Sentence in Classic:
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 Stowe Context
The clouds, as if tired of their furious chase, were breaking asunder; the heavier volumes, gathering in black masses about the horizon, while the lighter scud still hurried above the water, or eddied among the tops of the mountains, like broken flights of birds, hovering around their roosts.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
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 Gogol Context