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Edward Rooker (c. 1724—1774) engraver and actor

Michael Rooker (1746—1801) watercolour painter and scene designer

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In traditional belief, this black crow is associated with death. From the mid 16th century, rook also denoted a cheat or swindler, especially in gaming.

The term rookery, literally meaning a breeding colony of rooks, typically seen as a collection of nests high in a clump of trees, is used for a dense collection of housing, especially in a slum area.


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