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 Meanings and Examples of ROOST
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
 n.  settle down or stay; sit, as on a branch; perch on which domestic fowl rest or sleep
Classic Sentence:
1  Curses came home to roost, Mammy said.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get 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 Lewis
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 Stowe
Get 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 Lawrence
Get 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 Lawrence
Get 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 Doyle
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 Twain
Get 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 Stowe
Get 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 Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III
Example Sentence:
1  I'm surprised that you didn't hear any gobbles from the roost.
2  The consequences of your mistake will eventually come home to roost.
3  You should not have sold the car in that unsafe condition ; sooner or later your misdeeds will come home to roost.
4  Liverpool ruled the roost in English football for a decade.
5  There were empty dry goods boxes under the awnings, and loafers roosting on them all day long, whittling them with their Barlow knives.