Rookery to Ropewalk
(Rook"er*y) n.; pl. Rookeries
1. The breeding place of a colony of rooks; also, the birds themselves. Tennyson.
2. A breeding place of other gregarious birds, as of herons, penguins, etc.
3. The breeding ground of seals, esp. of the fur seals.
4. A dilapidated building with many rooms and occupants; a cluster of dilapidated or mean buildings.
5. A brothel. [Low]
(Rook"y) a. [See Roky.] Misty; gloomy. [Obs.]
Light thickens, and the crowShak.
Makes wing to the rooky wood.
Some make this Shakespearean word mean "abounding in rooks."
(Room) n. [OE. roum, rum, space, AS. rum; akin to OS., OFries. & Icel. rum, D. ruim, G.
raum, OHG. rum, Sw. & Dan. rum, Goth. rums, and to AS. rum, adj., spacious, D. ruim, Icel. rumr,
Goth. rums; and prob. to L. rus country Zend ravanh wide, free, open, ravan a plain.]
1. Unobstructed spase; space which may be occupied by or devoted to any object; compass; extent of
place, great or small; as, there is not room for a house; the table takes up too much room.
Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.Luke xiv. 22.
There was no room for them in the inn.Luke ii. 7.
2. A particular portion of space appropriated for occupancy; a place to sit, stand, or lie; a seat.
If he have but twelve pence in his purse, he will give it for the best room in a playhouse.Overbury.
When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room.Luke xiv. 8.
3. Especially, space in a building or ship inclosed or set apart by a partition; an apartment or chamber.
I found the prince in the next room.Shak.
4. Place or position in society; office; rank; post; station; also, a place or station once belonging to, or occupied
by, another, and vacated. [Obs.]
When he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judea in the room of his father Herod.Matt. ii. 22.
Neither that I look for a higher room in heaven.Tyndale.
Let Bianca take her sister's room.Shak.
5. Possibility of admission; ability to admit; opportunity to act; fit occasion; as, to leave room for hope.
There was no prince in the empire who had room for such an alliance.Addison. Room and space (Shipbuilding), the distance from one side of a rib to the corresponding side of the
next rib; space being the distance between two ribs, in the clear, and room the width of a rib. To