- (Zoology)Example sentences
- Birds - blackbirds and thrushes, robins, starlings, rooks and crows, jays, ducks, seagulls and owls will eat slugs.
- Crows belong to the family of corvids, which also includes rooks, jays, ravens and jackdaws.
- Outside the city walls, the fields would have supported birds such as starlings, rooks and crows, just as you can see today but in greater abundance.
- [colloquial] to rook somebody
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- And they were convinced they'd rooked us… Yeah, the perfect business deal.
- He once said: ‘If we were to apply the Sermon on the Mount to our business, we would be rooked within six months.’
- I started to notice that I was getting rooked by the sites about a year ago.
- (in chess)Example sentences
- With the rise in use of exchange sacrifices, rook versus minor piece endgames are becoming more common, and there are key defensive techniques that a player must know.
- In the even rarer case of two rooks vs. three minor pieces, the limited statistics give the minor pieces a slight edge provided they include the bishop pair, which they usually do.
- All the pieces move in straight lines like the rook or castle in chess, and a piece may be moved any number of squares providing no other piece is standing in the way.
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In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.