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 Room.Roost. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Roost.
 
A strong current or furious tide betwixt island groups.   1
        “This lofty promontory is constantly exposed to the current of a strong and furious tide, which, setting in betwixt the Orkney and Zetland islands, and running with force only inferior to that of the Pentland Frith, … is called the. Roost of Sumburgh [from the headland].”—Sir Walter Scott: The Pirate, chap. i.
 


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