To rout out (a) To turn up to view, as if by rooting; to discover; to find. (b) To turn out by force or compulsion; as, to rout people out of bed. [Colloq.]

1. To get or start up; to rise. [Obs.]

Night's black agents to their preys do rouse.

2. To awake from sleep or repose.

Morpheus rouses from his bed.

3. To be exited to thought or action from a state of indolence or inattention.

(Rous"er) n.

1. One who, or that which, rouses.

2. Something very exciting or great. [Colloq.]

3. (Brewing) A stirrer in a copper for boiling wort.

(Rous"ing) a.

1. Having power to awaken or excite; exciting.

I begin to feel
Some rousing motions in me.

2. Very great; violent; astounding; as, a rousing fire; a rousing lie. [Colloq.]

(Rous"ing*ly), adv. In a rousing manner.

(Rous*sette") n. [F.; — so called in allusion to the color. See Russet.]

1. (Zoöl.) A fruit bat, especially the large species (Pieropus vulgaris) inhabiting the islands of the Indian ocean. It measures about a yard across the expanded wings.

2. (Zoöl.) Any small shark of the genus Scyllium; — called also dogfish. See Dogfish.

(Roust) v. t. To rouse; to disturb; as, to roust one out. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.]

(Roust), n. [Cf. Icel. röst an estuary.] A strong tide or current, especially in a narrow channel. [Written also rost, and roost.] Jamieson.

(Roust"a*bout`) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A laborer, especially a deck hand, on a river steamboat, who moves the cargo, loads and unloads wood, and the like; in an opprobrious sense, a shiftless vagrant who lives by chance jobs. [Western U.S.]

(Rout) v. i. [AS. hrutan.] To roar; to bellow; to snort; to snore loudly. [Obs. or Scot.] Chaucer.

(Rout), n. A bellowing; a shouting; noise; clamor; uproar; disturbance; tumult. Shak.

This new book the whole world makes such a rout about.

"My child, it is not well," I said,
"Among the graves to shout;
To laugh and play among the dead,
And make this noisy rout."

(Rout), v. t. [A variant of root.] To scoop out with a gouge or other tool; to furrow.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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