On the other hand, the hare, grey partridge (Perdix cinerea), hedgehog, quail, lark, rook and stork find their way into the coniferous region as the forests are cleared.
2 This is the more noteworthy as the district in which he was born and educated is almost the only part of Italy in which the rook breeds.
The rook is not found, but the common crow and one or two other kinds are there during the summer.
About the size of a rook, its most FIG.
"Well, young cavalryman, how is my Rook behaving?" he asked.
(Rook was a young horse Telyanin had sold to Rostov.)
"It's all over; but I am a coward--yes, a coward!" thought Rostov, and sighing deeply he took Rook, his horse, which stood resting one foot, from the orderly and began to mount.
Rook pulled at the reins and started of his own accord.
"Let anyone come my way now," thought Rostov driving his spurs into Rook and letting him go at a full gallop so that he outstripped the others.
Rook tried to rise on his forelegs but fell back, pinning his rider's leg.