Synonyms for roost

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And force is a crime in the eyes of the fools, the weak and the silly who rule the roost.

Yet, today, it hardly more than affords me room to roost on.

Now roost on the transom, over there in the corner, Stryker, and don't move.

Curses have, as the wise man said, a habit of coming home to roost.

The kittens slept in the nest, and the chickens on the roost.

"I ain't goin' to roost on this step till mornin'," she declared.

Why in the world do you come over here and—and go to roost by yourself?

It seemed to him that all his chickens had come home to roost.

She is black, and so tame that she comes in the house every evening for me to put her to roost.

He flew all day and when he stopped to roost he was far ahead.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English hrost "wooden framework of a roof, perch for domestic fowl," from Proto-Germanic *hro(d)-st- (cf. Old Saxon hrost "framework of a roof, attic," Middle Dutch, Flemish, Dutch roest "roost," Old Norse hrot, Gothic hrot "roof," of unknown origin. Exact relationship and ulterior connections unknown. Extended sense "hen-house" is from 1580s. To rule the roost is recorded from 1769.

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