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    Perches and Roost

    Hello,

    What do you call the bars the birds rest on, on a roost ? Does "perch" work here ?
    I assume a roost is the whole thing (ie. with several "bars"), while a perch can be a part of it. Is that correct ?

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    Francois

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    Re: Perches and Roost

    Quote Originally Posted by Francois View Post
    Hello,

    What do you call the bars the birds rest on, on a roost ? Does "perch" work here ?
    I assume a roost is the whole thing (ie. with several "bars"), while a perch can be a part of it. Is that correct ?

    Cheers,

    Francois
    A roost doesn't have to be man-made. A tree that several birds live on is a roost. (But it can be man-made, as you've described.)

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    Re: Perches and Roost

    Afterthought; both words can be verbs as well as nouns. A bird perches on a perch, and several birds roost in a roost.

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    Re: Perches and Roost

    Thanks.
    And can you have perches on a roost ?

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    Re: Perches and Roost

    You can have perches in a roost.

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    Re: Perches and Roost

    Thank you !

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