A flock of hippos?

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  1. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Not hardly. never get caught out again!

    Mammals
    Apes A shrewdness
    Asses A pace
    Badgers A cete
    Bats A colony
    Bears A sloth, sleuth
    Buffalo A gang, an obstinacy (I suspect these refer to old world buffalo; use "herd" for American bison)
    Cats A clowder, a pounce; for kittens...A kindle, litter, an intrigue
    Cattle A drove, herd
    Deer A herd, bevy (refers only to roe deer)
    Dogs A litter (young), pack (wild), cowardice (of curs); specific to hounds...A cry, mute, pack, kennel
    Elephants A herd
    Elk A gang
    Ferrets A business
    Fox A leash, skulk, earth
    Giraffes A tower
    Goats A tribe, trip
    Gorillas A band
    Hippopotamuses A bloat
    Horses A team, harras, rag (for colts), stud (a group of horses belonging to a single owner, string (ponies)
    Hyenas A cackle
    Kangaroos A troop
    Leopards A leap
    Lions A pride
    Martens A richness
    Moles A labor
    Monkeys A troop, barrel
    Mules A pack, span, barren
    Otters A romp
    Oxen A team, yoke
    Pigs A drift, drove, litter (young), sounder (of swine), team, passel (of hogs), singular (refers to a group of boars)
    Porcupines A prickle
    Rabbits A colony, warren, nest, herd (domestic only), litter (young); specific to hares...A down, husk
    Rhinoceroses A crash
    Seals A pod, herd
    Sheep A drove, flock, herd
    Squirrels A dray, scurry
    Tigers A streak
    Whales A pod, gam, herd
    Wolves A pack, rout or route (when in movement)
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    Birds
    Birds in general A flight (in the air), flock (on the ground), volary, brace (generally for gamebirds or waterfowl, referring to a pair or couple killed by a hunter)
    Bitterns A sedge
    Buzzards A wake
    Bobolinks A chain
    Chicks (of many species) A brood; clutch
    Coots A cover
    Cormorants A gulp
    Cranes A sedge
    Crows A murder, horde
    Dotterel A trip
    Doves A dule, pitying (specific to turtle doves)
    Ducks A brace, flock (in flight), raft (on water) team, paddling (on water), badling
    Eagles A convocation
    Finches A charm
    Flamingos A stand
    Geese A flock, gaggle (on the ground), skein (in flight)
    Grouse A pack (in late season)
    Gulls A colony
    Hawks A cast, kettle (flying in large numbers), boil (two or more spiraling in flight)
    Herons A sedge, a siege
    Jays A party, scold
    Lapwings A deceit
    Larks An exaltation
    Mallards A sord (in flight), brace
    Magpies A tiding, gulp, murder, charm
    Nightingales A watch
    Owls A parliament
    Parrots A company
    Partridge A covey
    Peacocks A muster, an ostentation
    Penguins A colony
    Pheasant A nest, nide (a brood), nye, bouquet
    Plovers A congregation, wing (in flight)
    Ptarmigans A covey
    Rooks A building
    Quail A bevy, covey
    Ravens An unkindness
    Snipe A walk, a wisp
    Sparrows A host
    Starlings A murmuration
    Storks A mustering
    Swallows A flight
    Swans A bevy, wedge (in flight)
    Teal A spring
    Turkeys A rafter, gang
    Widgeons A company
    Woodcocks A fall
    Woodpeckers A descent
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    Reptiles and Amphibians
    Crocodiles A bask
    Frogs An army
    Toads A knot
    Turtles A bale, nest
    Snakes, vipers A nest
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    Fish
    Fish in general A draft, nest, school, shoal (some authors claim that the common "school" is a corruption of shoal, and therefore incorrect)
    Bass A shoal
    Herring An army
    Sharks A shiver
    Trout A hover
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    Invertebrates
    Ants A colony
    Bees A grist, hive, swarm
    Caterpillars An army
    Clams A bed
    Cockroaches An intrusion
    Flies A business
    Gnats A cloud, horde
    Grasshoppers A cloud
    Hornets A nest
    Jellyfish A smack
    Locusts A plague
    Oysters A bed
     
  2. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    Khayman, either you had some spare time or your very bored!! lol
     
  3. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    a little from column A, a little from column B