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Post by Mrs Redeyes » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:02 am

I thought we should have these somewhere accessible, someone was asking about the collective noun for rabbits today. Some of them are quite silly, my favourite being the noun for gnus <!--emo&:D--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /><!--endemo-->

herd of antelope

army of ants

colony of ants

swarm of ants

shrewdness of apes

flange of baboons

congress of baboons

tribe of baboons

culture of bacteria

cete of badgers

colony of badgers

sleuth of bears

sloth of bears

pack of bears (polar bears)

colony of beavers

lodge of beavers

flight of bees

grist of bees

hive of bees

swarm of bees

congregation of birds

dissimulation of birds

flight of birds

flock of birds

volery of birds

sedge of bitterns

siege of bitterns

herd of boar

singular of boar

sounder of boar

chain of bobolinks

brace of bucks

clash of bucks

herd of buffalo

rabble of butterflies

swarm of butterflies

wake of buzzards

flock of camels

army of caterpillars

clowder of cats

clutter of cats

glaring of cats

pounce of cats

dout of cats (house cats)

nuisance of cats (house cats)

kendle of cats (kittens)

kindle of cats (kittens)

litter of cats (kittens)

destruction of cats (wild cats)

drove of cattle

herd of cattle

kine of cattle

team of cattle

yoke of cattle (two)

herd of chamois

brood of chickens

flock of chickens

peep of chickens

brood of chicks

chattering of chicks

clutch of chicks

cartload of chimpanzees

herd of chinchillas

bed of clams

quiver of cobras

rag of colts

rake of colts

bury of conies

cover of coots

flight of cormorants

band of coyotes

sedge of cranes

siege of cranes

congregation of crocodiles

float of crocodiles

storytelling of crows

murder of crows

herd of deer

leash of deer

parcel of deer

bevy of deer (roe deer)

kennel of dogs

pack of dogs

litter of dogs (puppies)

pod of dolphins

drove of donkeys

herd of donkeys

pace of donkeys

trip of dotterel

bevy of doves

cote of doves

dole of doves

dule of doves

flight of doves

piteousness of doves

flight of dragons

weyr of dragons

wing of dragons

brace of ducks

flock of ducks

flush of ducks

paddling of ducks

raft of ducks

team of ducks

aerie of eagles

convocation of eagles

swarm of eels

herd of elephants

memory of elephants

parade of elephants

gang of elk

herd of elk

mob of emus

business of ferrets

cast of ferrets

fesnying of ferrets

charm of finches

catch of fish

haul of fish

run of fish

school of fish

shoal of fish

swarm of flies

lead of foxes

leash of foxes

skulk of foxes

army of frogs

colony of frogs

knot of frogs

flock of geese

gaggle of geese

skein of geese (in flight)

wedge of geese (flying in a 'V')

horde of gerbils

corps of giraffes

herd of giraffes

tower of giraffes

cloud of gnats

horde of gnats

swarm of gnats

herd of gnus

implausibility of gnus

drove of goats

herd of goats

tribe of goats

trip of goats

charm of goldfinches

glint of goldfish

band of gorillas

skein of goslings

leash of greyhounds

covey of grouse

pack of grouse

colony of gulls

group of guinea pigs

horde of hamsters

drove of hares

down of hares

husk of hares

leash of hares

trace of hares

trip of hares

warren of hares

aerie of hawks

cast of hawks

kettle of hawks

array of hedgehogs

prickle of hedgehogs

brood of hens

hedge of herons

sedge of herons

siege of herons

shoal of herrings

crash of hippopotami

herd of hippopotami

bloat of hippopotami

drift of hogs

parcel of hogs

passel of hogs

nest of hornets

harras of horses

herd of horses

stable of horses

team of horses

troop of horses

cry of hounds

mute of hounds

pack of hounds

charm of hummingbirds

clan of hyenas

band of jays

party of jays

scold of jays

smack of jellyfish

herd of kangaroos

mob of kangaroos

troop of kangaroos

deceit of lapwings

ascension of larks

exaltation of larks

leap of leopards

leep of leopards

lepe of leopards

pride of lions

sault of lions

sowse of lions

troop of lions

lounge of lizards

herd of llamas

plague of locusts

tidings of magpies

sord of mallards

stud of mares

richness of martens

horde of mice

mischief of mice

nest of mice

company of moles

labor of moles

movement of moles

cartload of monkeys

tribe of monkeys

troop of monkeys

troup of monkeys

herd of moose

barren of mules

pack of mules

rake of mules

span of mules

watch of nightingales

bevy of otter

family of otter

raft of otter

romp of otter

parliament of owls

drove of oxen

herd of oxen

span of oxen

team of oxen

yoke of oxen (two)

bed of oysters

company of parrots

covey of partridges

muster of peacocks

ostentation of peacocks

colony of penguins

cr?che of penguins

huddle of penguins

parcel of penguins

rookery of penguins

nest of pheasants

nide of pheasants (on the ground)

nye of pheasants (on the ground)

bouquet of pheasants (when flushed)

flight of pigeons

flock of pigeons

drove of pigs

herd of pigs

litter of pigs

farrow of pigs (piglets)

sounder of pigs (wild pigs)

shoal of pilchards

congregation of plovers

wing of plovers

chine of polecats

string of ponies

pod of porpoises

school of porpoises

passel of possum

coterie of prairie dogs

bevy of quail

covey of quail

bury of rabbits

colony of rabbits

down of rabbits

drove of rabbits

husk of rabbits

leash of rabbits

trace of rabbits

trip of rabbits

warren of rabbits

nest of rabbits (young)

wrack of rabbits (young)

gaze of raccoons

nursery of raccoons

colony of rats

horde of rats

mischief of rats

pack of rats

plague of rats

swarm of rats

rhumba of rattlesnakes

storytelling of ravens

unkindness of ravens

crash of rhinocerouses

building of rooks

clamor of rooks

storytelling of rooks

run of salmon

school of salmon

shoal of salmon

bob of seals

colony of seals

crash of seals

harem of seals

herd of seals

pod of seals

rookery of seals

spring of seals

team of seals

school of shark

shiver of shark

down of sheep

drove of sheep

flock of sheep

fold of sheep

hurtle of sheep

trip of sheep

bed of snakes

den of snakes

nest of snakes

pit of snakes

walk of snipes

wisp of snipes

host of sparrows

dray of squirrels

scurry of squirrels

murmuration of starlings

muster of storks

mustering of storks

flight of swallows

bevy of swans

herd of swans

wedge of swans (flying in a 'V')

flock of swifts

drift of swine

sounder of swine

spring of teals

ambush of tigers

streak of tigers

knot of toads

hover of trout

flock of turkeys

brood of turkeys (immature)

bale of turtles

generation of vipers

nest of vipers

colony of vultures

mob of wallabees

herd of walruses

pod of walruses

pack of weasels

sneak of weasels

gam of whales

herd of whales

pod of whales

school of whales

plump of wildfowl

herd of wolves

pack of wolves

rout of wolves

route of wolves

warren of wombats

fall of woodcocks

descent of woodpeckers

herd of yaks

herd of zebras

zeal of zebras


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Post by belchingmatt » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:06 pm

My favourite is and will always be a murder of crows. <!--emo&B)--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='cool.gif' /><!--endemo-->

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Post by JJW009 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:20 pm

I knew I had started one of these already <!--emo&:P--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' /><!--endemo-->

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Post by Mrs Redeyes » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:53 pm

Pish! not exactly "comprehensive" and on page 18 I was never going to just "happen upon it" <!--emo&:P--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' /><!--endemo-->


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