A flock of hippos?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Khayman, May 21, 2002.

  1. Khayman

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

    Not hardly. never get caught out again!

    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 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 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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    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

    a little from column A, a little from column B