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Roost

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A strong current or furious tide betwixt island groups.

“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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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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