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roost

a place, perch, branch, etc., where birds, esp domestic fowl, rest or sleep
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Traditional media may still rule the roost, but surely more effort should be made to innovate and create standout digital work
Korean gadgets rule the roost at GITEXCeShopper as iPhone sales slide
There may well be a good book in here, or several good books as so much is crammed into the action and characters: quantity of events and themes appears to rule the roost. A lot of Viking lore and knowledge crops up though with a few inaccuracies amongst the general density.
SENATE MAJORITY (5.40) can rule the roost in the closing sprint handicap.
It is a sad fact that a lot of young men now only have a mother and rule the roost. Some mothers will do anything to keep their children happy whatever the cost and many, after rearing their own children, are caring for grandchildren.
PRESTATYN Town rule the roost in the Black Dragon Badges Reserve Premier League after seeing off Llandudno Junction 3-0 with goals from James Farrell, Chris Davies (penalty) and Jack Roberts.
And Soler's outstanding performances in the mountains KING OF THE MOUNTAINS last year had the stamp of a rider set to rule the roost for a long time.
Yet for the most part women continued to rule the roost.
Regina, SK -- Human Rights Commissions are not the only quasi-judicial bodies that currently rule the roost in Canada.
The elite liberal arts institutions rule the roost, and everyone else falls into a long line of relative prestige according to how "applied" we are.
The "Alts," as the show's unconventional residents are known, rule the roost. The "Guests" have to play nice with people they might otherwise consider to be punch lines or risk having the door hit them on their way out.
SCOTTISH players no longer rule the roost south of the border.