Rook

Rook is slang for a swindler or cheat, especially one who cheats at cards.
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Rook

[bird] The rook (Corvus frugilegus) is a member of the Corvidae family in the passerine order of birds. Named by Carl Linnaeus in 1758, the species name frugilegus is Latin for `food-gathering`. This species is similar in size (45–47 cm in length) to or slightly smaller than the carrion crow with black feathers often showing a blue or blu...
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rook

[n] - common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow
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Rook

Rook (rok) noun Mist; fog. See Roke . [ Obsolete]
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Rook

Rook intransitive verb To squat; to ruck. [ Obsolete] Shak.
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Rook

Rook noun [ French roc (cf. Spanish roque ), from Persian & Arabic rokh , or rukh , the rook or castle at chess, also the bird roc (in this sense perhaps a different word); confer Hind. rath a war chariot, the castle at chess, Sanskrit ratha a car, a w...
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Rook

Rook transitive verb & i. [ imperfect & past participle Rooked ; present participle & verbal noun Rooking .] To cheat; to defraud by cheating. 'A band of rooking officials.' Milton.
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rook

1. <ornithology> A European bird (Corvus frugilegus) resembling the crow, but smaller. It is black, with purple and violet reflections. The base of the beak and the region around it are covered with a rough, scabrous skin, which in old birds is whitish. It is gregarious in its habits. The name is also applied to related Asiatic species. 'The ...
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rook

Corvus frugilegus noun common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow
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rook

noun (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
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Rook

• (v. i.) To squat; to ruck. • (n.) One of the four pieces placed on the corner squares of the board; a castle. • (n.) Mist; fog. See Roke. • (n.) A trickish, rapacious fellow; a cheat; a sharper. • (n.) A European bird (Corvus frugilegus) resembling the crow, but smaller. It is black, with purple and violet reflections. Th...
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rook

(from the article `chess`) Each player has two rooks (formerly also known as castles), which begin the game on the corner squares a1 and h1 for White, a8 and h8 for Black. A ... ...names—`fool` in French, `elephant` in Russian, for example—and was not universally recognized by a distinctive mitre until the ...
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rook

(Corvus frugilegus), the most abundant Eurasian bird of the crow family Corvidae (q.v.). It resembles the carrion crow in size (45 cm [18 inches]) ... [2 related articles]
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Rook

[Transformers] Rook is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ==Transformers: Generation 2== ===Marvel Comics=== Rook was second in command of the second-generation transformers under the command of Jhiaxus. He was introduced as being a simple soldier under Jhiaxus` command, but as the series progres...
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rook

rook, term used for a common Eurasian bird (genus Corvus) of the family Corvidae (Crow family), smaller than the American crow. The jackdaw is a European species of the genus. Rooks nest in large colonies, whence the term rookery. They are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, cla...
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Rook

The rook (Corbus frugilegus) is a bird of the crow (Corvidae) family of the order Passeriformes. Rooks are social birds, frequently seen in farmland in large flocks. They have glossy black plumage, and the adult has a bare, white facial patch at the base of the long bill, which is absent in the young. The rook's nest is a large, made of sticks line...
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Rook

Rook is the name of a group of games and of the special deck of cards for the game which was introduced by Parker Brothers in 1906. The games are popular in Eastern Kentucky, in the Mennonite communities of Southern Ontario (near Elmira / Waterloo), Manitoba, Pennsylvania and Ohio, and probably also in other parts of North America. The Rook deck co...
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rook

Gregarious European crow Corvus frugilegus. The plumage is black and lustrous and the face bare; the legs, toes, and claws are also black. A rook can grow to 45 cm/18 in long. Rooks nest in colonies (rookeries) at the tops of trees. They feed mainly on invertebrates found just below the soil surface. The last 5 mm/0.2...
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Rook

[piercing] A rook piercing is a perforation of the antihelix of the ear for the purpose of wearing jewelry. It is located just above the tragus on the ridge between the inner and outer conch with the piercing passing from the underside to the top of this ridge, differing from many ear piercings that essentially span between a `front` and `b...
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Rook

[rocket] Rook is the name of a British rocket. Twenty five Rook rockets were launched between 1959 and 1972. The launches took place from Aberporth in Wales and from Woomera in South Australia. The Rook has a maximum flight altitude of 20 kilometres, a launch mass of 1.2 tons and a length of 5 metres. ...
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Rook

[card game] Rook is a trick-taking game, usually played with a specialized deck of cards. Sometimes referred to as `Christian cards` or `missionary poker`, Rook playing cards were introduced by Parker Brothers in 1906 to provide an alternative to standard playing cards for those in the Puritan tradition or Mennonite culture who considered t...
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Rook

[chess] A rook (♖ ♜ borrowed from Persian رخ rokh, Sanskrit रथ rath, `chariot`) is a piece in the strategy board game of chess. Formerly the piece was called the tower, marquess, rector, and comes {harvcol|Sunnucks|1970}. The term castle is considered informal, incorrect, or old-fashioned. Each player starts the game with two rook...
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