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noun as in perch

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noun as in nest

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The study showed that the social bonds formed in roosts extended into the hunt.

Bat buds rarely left the roost together, suggesting that they don’t go on tightly coordinated hunts, Carter says.

Weeda Mehran, University of ExeterDespite what they insisted as they swept through Afghanistan, the Taliban appear to have remained largely the same since the days they ruled the roost in the 1990s.

Nielsen rose to its position by virtue of the uniqueness of its panel and retained its roost through its continued usage over time.

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The first name in DAW software still rules the biggest industry roosts and now features remote cloud collaboration.

“All the chickens are coming home to roost,” said opposition leader Antonio Di Pietro.

Since John F. Kennedy, the GOP has ruled the foreign policy roost at election time and beyond.

And past traumas and tribulations come home to roost for one reason only: so you can finally release them.

As House Majority Leader, DeLay ruled his roost with an iron fist that makes Nancy Pelosi look like Mary Poppins.

But now the chickens are coming back home to America to roost.

And from my roost I could note the passing of anything bigger than a buffalo yearling, within a radius of at least six miles.

All the little children have been gathered up by the nursery-maids, and are taken down to roost below.

He had found the lost chick, and clucked low notes of supreme content as he brought him back to the roost.

Nothing would please her more than to see Austria broken up into a number of little States and Hungary ruling the roost.

But from where he sat on his favorite roost in the tall pine-tree he could see that provoking egg, a little spot of shining white.


On this page you'll find 52 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to roost, such as: birdhouse, henhouse, and roosting place.

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