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303 examples of  rooking  in sentences

303 examples of rooking in sentences

THE HAND-ROOK OF THE MASTERY SERIES.

Good Sir, no more Cautions; you, unlike a fair Gamester, will rook me out of half my NightI am impatient Sir Cau.

As for the young Fellows that have Money, they have no Mercy upon their own Persons, but wearing Nature off as fast as they can, Swear, and Whore and Drink, and borrow as long as any Rooking Citizen will lend till, having dearly purchased the heroick Title of a Bully or a Sharper, they live pity'd of their Friends, and despis'd by their Whores, and depart this Transitory World, diverse and sundry ways.

Was the doctor sent for? or Squire Clamp? or Mr. Rook?

"I don't pretend to be a judge of doctrine, further than the catechism goes," said the widow; "but Mr. Rook says that Torchlight is a dangerous man, and will lead the churches off into infidelity.

When Mark was recovering, Mr. Rook, the clergyman, called and offered to aid him in his college course, if he would agree to study for the ministry.

" Mr. Rook returned home sorrowful; and at the next meeting of the sewing- circle the unfortunate Mark received a full share of attention; for the offer of aid came partly from this society.

"A good, sound sermon Mr. Rook gave us to-day.

He professes "no cure no pay," as well he may, for if nature does the work, he is paid for it; if not, he neither wins nor loses; and like a cunning rook lays his bets so artfully, that, let the chance be what it will, he either wins or saves.

She could handle a rook-rifle as well as any woman, and was really a very fair shot.

Yo see'n, aw get a bit ov a job neaw an' then, an' a scrat amung th' rook, like an owd hen.

THE ROOK AND THE SPARROWS A little boy with crumbs of bread Many a hungry sparrow fed.

He would no longer give them bread, Because he had observ'd (he said) That sometimes to the window came A great blackbird, a rook by name, And took away a small bird's share.

So foolish Henry did not care What became of the great rook, That from the little sparrows took, Now and then, as 'twere by stealth, A part of their abundant wealth; Nor ever more would feed his sparrows.

the warning rook Wings home in level flight; The children tired with play and book Have kiss'd and call'd Good-night!

Now what has made this change in the rook?

This was refreshing to the eye after having seen nothing but bare rook for many days.

When a rogue, for example, a company-monger, Grows fat on the gain of the shares he has sold, While the public gets lean, winning nothing but hunger And a few scraps of scrip for its masses of gold; When the fat man goes further and takes to religion, A rascal in hymn-books and Bibles disguised, "It's a case," says Sir Henry, "of rook versus pigeon, And the pigeon gets leftwell, I'm hardly surprised.

Here is a little picture of a wayfaring day which I made while Colin was sketching one of those ruined farms: Apples along the highway strewn, And morning opening all her doors; The cawing rook, the distant train, The valley with its misty floors; The hillside hung with woods and dreams, Soft gleams of gossamer and dew; From cockcrow to the rising moon The rainbowed road for me and you.

Clamp,united to me, Sir, this morning, by the Reverend Mr. Rook, in the holy bands of matrimony.

I guess I'll speak to Mr. Rook and have the 'fair 'tended to right away.

It's a fact that you've been grumbling and growling ever since we left Rangoon, and have made difficulties innumerable where you needn't have done so, and now, because you think the affair is going to turn out badly, you round upon me as if it were all a put-up job on my part, to rook you of your money.

"I," said the rook, "With my little book, I'll be the parson.

The cards used by the lawn party were not ordinary playing-cards, but had figures on them instead of spots, and were called "rook" cards.

The party of white ladies and gentlemen were playing "rook."

And so with that engaging ruffian of the feathered world, the rook.

789. plunder, pillage, rifle, sack, loot, ransack, spoil, spoliate^, despoil, strip, sweep, gut, forage, levy blackmail, pirate, pickeer^, maraud, lift cattle, poach; smuggle, run; badger [Slang]; bail up, hold up, stick up; bunco, bunko, filibuster. swindle, peculate, embezzle; sponge, mulct, rook, bilk, pluck, pigeon, fleece; defraud &c 545; obtain under false pretenses; live by one's wits.

highwayman, Dick Turpin, Claude Duval, Macheath, footpad, sturdy beggar. cut purse, pick purse; pickpocket, light-fingered gentry; sharper; card sharper, skittle sharper; thimblerigger; rook [Slang], Greek, blackleg, leg, welsher [Slang]; defaulter; Autolycus^, Jeremy Diddler^, Robert Macaire, artful dodger, trickster; swell mob

This afternoon she amused herself from her bedroom window by shooting at rabbits just beyond the wire fence of the lawn with a rook rifle; she did not hit any rabbits, but she got a gardener in the leg, and the man was very angry, and bled a great deal, and had to be taken away, and I think it was very careless of her, don't you?

The native population, largely mixed with Arabs, carries out the illusion, and bright-coloured garments, white "bournouses," and green turbans throng the streets, in striking contrast to the sombre, rook-like garments affected by the natives of Iran.

Up to his care myself I yield; He is my tower, my rook, my shield, And for his help I tarry.

Bancroft's opinion on the Dighton Rook inscriptionSkroellings not in New EnglandMr.

Hedges wherein the birds can hide their nests are few and far between in the wall country, so the keen-eyed rook spies out many a nest in the spring of the year.

It is difficult to understand in what the great attraction of rook-shooting consists.

Up to yesterday I had never shot a rook in my life.

About 2.30 o'clock on a May morning a rook begins the grand concert with a solo in G flat; then a cock pheasant crows, or an owl hoots; moorhens begin to stir, and gradually the woodland orchestra works up to a tremendous burst of song, such as is never heard at any hour but that of sunrise.

'One day in the beginning of March, coming back from a long walk on the hills, I heard the bleat of the lamb and the impatient cawing of the rook that could not put its nest together in the windy branches, and as I stopped to listen it seemed to me that something passed by in the dusk: the spring-tide itself seemed to be fleeting across the tillage towards the scant fields.

"Caw!" says the rook, as he flies overhead: It's time little people were going to bed!

"The voracious habits of the rook, and the vast increase of these birds of late years in certain parts of Essex, has been productive of great mischief, especially in the vicinity of Writtle and of Waltham.

The most effectual means of deterring the rook from their depredations, is, he says, "to obtain several of these birds at a period of the year when they can be more easily taken; then cut them open, and preserve them by salt.

This plan has been found so effectual, that even in the vicinity of large preserves, the fields where the dead birds have been so placed, have not been visited by a single rook.

Nobody wants to be told to "rely wholly upon your pawns," or "never, never move your rook"; nobody clamours "give me a third knight and all will be well"; but that is exactly what everybody seems to be doing in our present discussion And as another aspect of the same impatience, I note the disposition to clamour against all sorts of necessary processes in the development of a civilisation.

He invited, for the love of punning, Mr. Crowe and Mr. Rooke to dine with him; and having given Mr. Birdmore, another guest, a hint to be rather after the time, on his appearing, said, "Mr. Rook!

It stands on an isolated rook, rising perpendicularly two hundred feet above the sea, and connected with the cliffs of the mainland by a narrow arch of masonry.

The Cathedral, with its four towers, rises from among the clustered cottages like a giant rook, split by the lightning and worn by the rains of centuries is into a thousand fantastic shapes.

" Did Wolsey, arrayed in all his glory, ever regard a spider, or think that his proud name would be coupled with so minute a member of the creation? Rook-shooting.

What would I not give to be able follow to them, and in the friendly shelter of a rook watch the on-coming warships!

We must have the azaleas out to-morrow and thoroughly cleansed, they are devoured by insects; the tame rook has flown away; mother lost her prayer-book coming from church, she thinks it was stolen.

From Pumpernickel Joseph and Amelia were persuaded to go to Ostend, and here, while Becky was cut by scores of people, two ruffians, Major Loder and Captain Rook, easily got an introduction to Mr. Joseph Sedley's hospitable board.

The common Crow may be considered the representative, in America, of the European Rook, which he resembles in many of his habits, performing similar services, and being guilty of the same mischievous deeds.

They began to be shot at near Findon Beeches, but at first only with a rook rifle.

"Three years ago I went to Little Rook wid Mr. Fisher.

Even when the walnut has been obtained, the young rook is not sure of his prize: one of his older and stronger brethren is very likely to attack him and knock the walnut out of his bill.

In March, 1827, there was a rookery on some trees, neither very lofty nor very elegant, in the garden of the Royal Naval Asylum, at Greenwich; and although many very fine and lofty elms are in the park near, which one might naturally suppose the rooks would prefer, yet, such is the fact, there is not even one rook's nest in Greenwich Park.

There is also a remarkable fact related by Mr. French, on the authority of Dr. Spurgin, in the second volume of the Zoological Journal, which merits attention, in regard to the rook.

R80861, 12Jul51, Cornelia Stratton Parker (A) PARKER, GEORGE S. The famous game rook.

R86463. SEE Rook Card Company, Inc. PARRISH, ANNE. Lustres, by Anne and Dillwyn Parrish.

ยฉ 29Dec23, A766633. R86786, 29Nov51, H. Romera-Navarro (A) ROOK CARD COMPANY, INC.

The famous game rook, and other splendid games, with Tennessee rook and new rook solitaire, by George S. Parker.

Rook, the game of games.

SEE Parker, DeWitt H. PARKER, GEORGE S. Rook, the game of games.

PARKER, GRACE M. Rook, the game of games.

Rook, the game of games.

PARKER, GEORGE S. Rook, the game of games.

Rook, the game of games.

PARKER, GRACE M. Rook, the game of games.

T. Rook, the game of games.

By Joseph Francis Charles Rook.

R80861, 12Jul51, Cornelia Stratton Parker (A) PARKER, GEORGE S. The famous game rook.

R86463. SEE Rook Card Company, Inc. PARRISH, ANNE. Lustres, by Anne and Dillwyn Parrish.

ยฉ 29Dec23, A766633. R86786, 29Nov51, H. Romera-Navarro (A) ROOK CARD COMPANY, INC.

The famous game rook, and other splendid games, with Tennessee rook and new rook solitaire, by George S. Parker.

The famous game rook, and other splendid games, with Tennessee rook and new rook solitaire, by George S. Parker.

The famous game rook, and other splendid games, with Tennessee rook and new rook solitaire, by George S. Parker.

SEE Parker, DeWitt H. PARKER, GEORGE S. Rook, the game of games.

PARKER, GRACE M. Rook, the game of games.

Rook, the game of games.

PARKER, GEORGE S. Rook, the game of games.

Rook, the game of games.

PARKER, GRACE M. Rook, the game of games.

T. Rook, the game of games.

There was no sign of life, and not a sound save the occasional cawing of a rook.

In its gait it resembles the rook, and walks much better than most of the climbing family.

The English rook, therefore, is more astute, subtle, and cunning than our American crow, and some of his feats of legerdemain are quite vulpine.

The jackdaw is to the rook what the Esquimaux is to the Algonquin Indian; of the same form, color, and general habits, but smaller in size.

Only the inky rook, Hunched cold in ruffled wings, Its snowy nest forsook, Caws of unnumbered Springs.

Does not every member of the Crow Family caw, whether it be the Jackdaw, the Jay, the Magpie, the Rook in some green rookery of the Old World, or the Crow of our woods, with its long, melancholy caw that seems to make the silence and solitude deeper?

Now play your best Sir, though I lose this Rook here,

Failer's a rook; and, besides, he's such a debauched fellow Burr.

Ay, I thought so: If ever man play'd with such cursed fortune, I'll be hanged, and all for want of this damned acethere's your ten pieces, with a pox to you, for a rooking beggarly rascal as you are.

Rook and rascal!

It seems that, some time agoI can't say when exactly, but it was before I came down herethis unnatural son introduced to the parental abode (which I think is either No. 5 or No. 6 in a row of young chestnuts abutting on the high road) a rook of more than dubious reputation, whom he persuaded his unsuspecting sire to put up for the night.

And there the rook has been ever since.

Whereupon the doting old parent decides that he will be a bird and back the middle thimble, and the next moment I hear the son exclaim, evidently referring to the rook, "No, 'e's got it; no, 'e's got it.

The amount of grains or grubs or whatever the stakes may be (and it is not likely that any rook would play for love), that that old idiot must have lost even since I have been here, is beyond all calculation.

he axed, an' his voice was like a rook's.

We must have the azaleas out to-morrow and thoroughly cleansed, they are devoured by insects; the tame rook has flown away; mother lost her prayer-book coming from church, she thinks it was stolen.

"And I didn't give it a thought that they could be after aught worse than rook-shooting," she would murmur, "for all I heard a sort of a sobbing on the stairs.

Does not every member of the crow family caw, whether it be the jackdaw, the jay, or the magpie, the rook in some green rookery of the Old World, or the crow of our woods, with its long, melancholy caw that seems to make the silence and solitude deeper?

Game, of course, could only be killed at particular seasons of the year; and wild-geese, wild-ducks, woodcocks, and snipes in the winter; but spring and summer pastime was afforded by the crane, the bustard, the heron, the rook, and the kite; while, at the same periods, some of the smaller description of water-fowl offered excellent sport on lake or river.