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  • n. Plural form of rookery.


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  • The places where large numbers of them gather together during the breeding season are known as rookeries!

    The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

  • The area's dank, unsanitary alleys and its slum housing — known as "rookeries" — were riddled with malnutrition and disease, a plight to which most wealthy Londoners had previously been oblivious.

    You Don’t Know Jack

  • I have been in many of these "rookeries" and know that the warden who undertakes to guard one of them takes his life in his hand.

    The Bird Study Book

  • As the canoe slowly and silently glided toward the "rookeries," white and blue herons were seen to rise from the reed-grass and fly across the opens in a stately manner, with their long necks folded against their breasts, and their legs projecting stiffly behind them.

    Frank Merriwell Down South

  • If one of the bad boys from the "rookeries" does go to school, he soon learns that he may take his own way.

    The Ethics of Drink and Other Social Questions Joints In Our Social Armour

  • So saying the lively urchin grasped his new friend by the hand and led him by a rickety staircase to the "rookeries" above.

    The Garret and the Garden

  • In these areas, Griffin said, he works to identify potential wildlife issues, such as rookeries, that could pose a threat to a flight path.

    Valdosta Daily Times Homepage

  • According to journalist Herbert Asbury, the author of Gangs of New York, the district was occupied “for the most part, by freed Negro slaves and low-class Irish” who “crowded indiscriminately into the old rookeries of the Points.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • To see thousands of penguins in colonies and rookeries nursing their furry chicks or kissing their mates, touching bills; to watch a mother seal suckle her newborn pup; to watch pink and white dolphins porpoise through the water next to your ship.

    Margie Goldsmith: What You Need to Know About Antarctica

  • If you have trouble walking, the trip won't be much fun because to get past the seals and to the penguin rookeries, you usually have to walk uphill through tough clumps of tussock grass.

    Margie Goldsmith: What You Need to Know About Antarctica


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