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rooster

(ˈrustɚ)
n. the posterior; one’s butt end. (Because one roosts on it.) Don’t just sit there on your rooster. Get to work.

sneak the sunrise past a rooster

Attempt something that's impossible, or be slick enough to do something by stealth. This predominantly Southern expression was famously used by California Angels first baseman Joe Adock, who said that “trying to sneak a pitch past [Atlanta Braves hitting great] Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.”
See also: past, rooster, sneak
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If the owners of both fighters reach a deal and say 'OK, let's fight', then the roosters fight," said I Made Gunawan, whose rooster was fighting that day.
The rooster repeatedly attempted to pick up the snake, most likely a king cobra, with its mouth.
McCaul described the rooster as a single setting alarm clock.
We have an Ameraucana rooster, and it is working for us.
And four months later, a depleted Roosters gained their revenge with a gritty 12-10 win.
My grandfather's hands raised the rooster up for all the boys
We have saved and lost some roosters to foxes, so we can attest to this fact.
The Azzurri are captained by former Kangaroos full-back Anthony Minichiello and feature his Roosters teammate Aidan Guerra at centre for a match that will be played with an unlimited interchange.
Anyway, as hens do not need a rooster in order to lay eggs, I cannot work out why someone would even want to keep roosters in a small back yard in an urban neighbourhood, unless they want to breed their own flock of hens, or they need an alarm clock, or they are being used for illegal cock fighting.
Under round-the-clock dim lighting, the roosters kept right on crowing each morning just before dawn, proof that the behavior is entrained to a circadian rhythm.
We have not seen two roosters together in years, so this was quite a spectacle
April/May 2011), on dealing with aggressive roosters, to share my family's method.
Cockfighting is a sport in the US in which specially bred roosters are put into a ring and encouraged to fight until one is incapacitated or killed.
Those who currently have multiple roosters can pay a one-time fee of $50 each to keep up to two additional birds, but cannot replace them when they die.
JEDDAH: Although cockfighting is illegal in the Kingdom, the fighting of roosters takes place across Saudi Arabia with the majority of organizers, spectators and betters being expatriates from Southeast Asia.