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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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Brisbane supremo Wayne Bennett has said in the lead-up to today's showdown that the Roosters showed his side what it would take to become champions.
shading his eyes the day he showed me the first rooster.
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.
To determine whether light cues or circadian rhythms (a regular, 24-hour cycle of activity) are the primary reason behind a rooster's crow, the scientists examined how often roosters crowed under different light cycles.
A ROOSTER stabbed a man to death during a cockfight.
A leader on the rugby pitch, the Sydney Roosters is one of the most successful clubs in Australian Rugby League history.
It gives a tool to law enforcement and it will try to control the noise from roosters.
In other villages they no longer listen to their roosters.
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.
Curious, I entered the caf and saw a huge crowd standing around a ring where roosters were fighting each other.
Roosters are brave, outspoken, loyal, honest, generous, charming and resilient, qualities we can find more evident in ourselves this year.
After examining pictures of roosters and Cuban rooster toys, children identified the basic body shapes of the rooster.