rook englannista suomeksi
1768, Thomas Pennant, ''British Zoology'', 168:
- But what distinguishes the rook from the crow is the bill; the nostrils, chin, and sides of that and the mouth being in old birds white and bared of feathers, by often thrusting the bill into the ground in search of the erucæ of the Dor-beetle*; the rook then, instead of being proscribed, should be treated as the farmer's friend; as it clears his ground from caterpillars, that do incredible damage by eating the roots of the corn.
7 April 1705, William Wycherley, Letter to Alexander Pope in ''The Works of Alexander Pope'' 36:
- So I am (like an old rook, who is ruined by gaming) forced to live on the good fortune of the pushing young men, whose fancies are so vigorous that they ensure their success in their adventures with Muses, by their strength and imagination.
A type of firecracker used by farmers to scare birds of the same name.
A trick-taking game, usually played with a specialized deck of cards.
2007, Malcolm Bull and Keith Lockhart, ''Seeking a Sanctuary: Seventh-day Adventism and the American Dream'', 174:
- Adventists still do not really know how to play cards, apart from the sanitized version of bridge, Rook.
A bad deal, a rip-off.
To cheat or swindle.
1974, (w), ''The Book of Ebenezer Le Page'', New York 2007, p. 311:
- Some had spent a week in Jersey before coming to Guernsey; and, from what Paddy had heard, they really do know how to rook the visitors over there.
(RQ:Shakespeare Henry 6-3)
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to smoke (a tobacco product or surrogate)
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