rookery


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rookery

1. a group of nesting rooks
2. a clump of trees containing rooks' nests
3. 
a. a breeding ground or communal living area of certain other species of gregarious birds or mammals, esp penguins or seals
b. a colony of any such creatures

rookery

[′ru̇k·ə·rē]
(zoology)
A location used by birds for breeding and nesting.

rookery

1. A tenement or dilapidated group of dwellings.
2. A building with many diverse occupants and rooms, such as a boardinghouse.
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Located in Bedfordshire, UK, the Rookery project will convert over 500,000 tonnes of residual waste per year into approximately 60 megawatts of low carbon energy - enough electricity to meet the needs of 75,000 homes.
Yesterday, Rookery Road was cordoned off for around 100 yards in each direction of the betting shop.
Det Sgt Paul Hughes, of the force's collision investigation unit, said: "We think a Vauxhall Zafira was being followed by a Corsa and a Mondeo as it travelled along Rookery Road.
Throughout its storied life, The Rookery has maintained its historical significance, while also evolving to compete with more modern office buildings.
If you are greeted with one of those post-front, bluebird, 75 degree days then head to Rookery Bay proper.
Next best was another ram lamb with Rhaeadr breeding from Chris Holmes's Rookery pen.
One of Cuthbert's two trips to the rookery netted him $1,800--more than $50,000 in today's dollars.
First of all the rookery has become smaller, so that currently there are only two or three nests occupied.
Two Mulberry employees who work at The Rookery, one of Mulberry's Somerset factories have been diagnosed with TB," the company said in a statement.
At the junction of Rookery Lane and Nunts Lane there is no shelter at this bus stop either.
This great prize includes a bed-and-breakfast stay at luxurious Rookery Hall in Cheshire, up to pounds 600 towards travel expenses, dinner on both evenings, an indulgent spa treatment in the five-star facilities - all with the compliments of nairn's.
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