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  • n. Plural form of henroost.


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  • The morsel being thrown, the old man had cast a knowing look towards the heavens, and, judging by the seven stars that it yet lacked an hour to dawn, had returned to the smoky warmth and comfort of his hovel, where, seated in the chimney nook, he had nodded till roused by the crowings from all the neighboring henroosts -- for his cabin was one of many.

    Plantation Sketches

  • Then rents fall due, neighbors become suspicious of invaded henroosts and potato patches, and one after another the families take their departure, only to reappear after a year or two.

    Applied Eugenics

  • But every housekeeper knows that the gardens and henroosts in the neighborhood suffer on the nights when they hold their meetings.

    The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865,

  • What we did know was that your Government was formed largely of men who regarded you as a robber of henroosts, and whom you regarded as enemies of the people.

    Back to Methuselah

  • I used to rummage the streets of villages at night to get broken meat; as I have said, I did not scruple to rob henroosts, or to suck the teats of cows and goats in the byres.

    The Fool Errant

  • I told him that I was not much mashed on war, and hoped I would never have to fire a gun at a human being, but now that I was into the business, I would fight if I had to, or do any duty of a soldier, but I would be cussed if I would rob henroosts, and he didn't weigh enough to compel me to.

    How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion or, The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit - 1887

  • After Kama-pua'a's robbery of his mother's henroosts, Olopana chased the thief into the mountains and captured him.

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii The Sacred Songs of the Hula

  • He was said to be the nephew of Olopana, a king of Oahu, whose kindness in acting as his foster father he repaid by the robbery of his henroosts and other unfilial conduct.

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii The Sacred Songs of the Hula

  • The disfigured corpses of those freshly slain were laid along the sidewalk in a row; and after some invasion of henroosts and private pantries, we remounted, and with fifty or more prisoners crossed the Rapidan, and were welcomed into Culpepper with cheers.

    Campaigns of a Non-Combatant, and His Romaunt Abroad During the War

  • The chilled troops made bonfires of some new panel fence, and stormed all the henroosts in the vicinity.

    Campaigns of a Non-Combatant, and His Romaunt Abroad During the War


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