COLLECTIVE NOUNS PEOPLE an army of soldiers a bevy of beauties/girls a band of musicians a band of robbers a board of directors a body

of men a bunch of crooks a caravan of gypsies a choir of singers a class of pupils a class of students a company of actors a company of soldiers a congregation of worshippers a crew of sailors a crowd of spectators a crowd of people a dynasty of kings a galaxy of beautiful women a galaxy of film stars a gang of crooks

a gang of labourers a gang of prisoners a gang of robbers a gang of thieves a horde of savages a host of angels a line of kings/rulers a mob of rioters a group of dancers a group of singers a pack of rascals a pack of thieves a party of friends a patrol of policemen a posse of policemen a regiment of soldiers a staff of employees a staff of servants a staff of teachers a team of players a tribe of natives a troop of scouts a troupe of artistes

a troupe of dancers a troupe of performers a party of friends THINGS an album of autographs an album of photographs an album of stamps an anthology of poems an archipelago of islands a bale of cotton a basket of fruit a batch of bread a battery of guns a block of flats a book of exercises a book of notes a bouquet of flowers a bowl of rice a bunch of bananas a bunch of flowers a bunch of grapes a bunch of keys .

a bundle of rags/old clothes a bundle of firewood/sticks a bundle of hay a catalogue of prices/goods a chain of mountains a chest of drawers a cluster of coconuts a cluster of grapes a cloud of dust a clump of bushes a clump of trees a collection of coins a collection of curiosities a collection of pictures a collection of relics a collection of stamps a column of smoke a comb of bananas a compendium of games a constellation of stars a cluster of diamonds a cluster of stars a clutch of eggs .

a crate of fruit a crop of apples a fall of rain a fall of snow a fleet of motor-cars/taxis a fleet of ships a flight of aeroplanes a flight of steps a forest of trees a galaxy of stars a garland of flowers a glossary of difficult words/phrases a group of islands a grove of trees a hail of bullets a hand of bananas (each a finger) a harvest of wheat/corn a heap of rubbish a heap of ruins a hedge of bushes a heap of stones a layer of soil/dirt a library of books .

a line of cars a list of names a mass of ruins/hair a necklace of pearls an outfit of clothes an orchard of fruit trees a pack of cards a pack of lies a packet of cigarettes a packet of letters a pair of shoes a pencil of rays a quiver of arrows a range of hills a range of mountains a ream of paper a reel of thread/film a roll of film/cloth a rope of pearls a row of houses a series of events a set of china a set of clubs .

a set of tools a sheaf of arrows a sheaf of corn a sheaf of grain a sheaf of papers a sheaf of wheat a shower of blows a shower of rain a stack of arms a stack of corn a stack of hay a stack of timber a stack of wood a stock of wood a string of beads a string of pearls a suit of clothes a suite of furniture a suite of rooms a tuft of grass a tuft of hair a wad of currency/notes a wreath of flowers .

ANIMALS an army of ants a bevy of quail a brood/flock of chickens a catch of fish a cloud of flies a cloud of insects a cloud of locusts a colony of gulls a drove of cattle a drove of horses a flight of birds a flight of doves a flight of locusts a flight of swallows a flock of birds a flock of geese a flock of sheep a gaggle of geese a haul of fish a herd of buffaloes a herd of cattle .

a herd of deer a herd of elephants a herd of goats a herd of swine a hive of bees a host of sparrows a kindle of kittens a litter of cubs a litter of piglets a litter of kittens a litter of puppies a menagerie of wild animals a muster of peacocks a nest of ants a nest of mice a nest of rabbits a pack of hounds a pack of wolves a plague of insects a plague of locusts a pride of lions a school of herrings/other small a a fish a school of porpoises .

a school of whales a shoal of fish a skein of wild geese in flight a string of horses a stud of horses a swarm of ants a swarm of bees a swarm of insects a swarm of locusts a team of horses a team of oxen a train of camels a tribe of goats a troop of lions a troop of monkeys a zoo of wild animals Collective Noun abandonment of orphans absence of waiters admonitio of Prophesies adornment of men after party of sunglasses ambulation of golfers ambush of tigers angst of teenagers annoyance of E-Mails apology of bankers hmmm yes investment bankers argument of economists army of ants .

army of caterpillars army of frogs Detroit Zoo army of soldiers array of eels array of hedgehogs arrogance of MPs seems like it ascension of larks attitude of teenagers aurora of polar bears livejournal.com austentation of peacocks avenue of explorers awfulot of ocelots :) babble of barbers badling of ducks Time Magazine bag of spanners bale of turtles band of coyotes band of gorillas band of men band of pirates bank of elevators barn of animals barrel of monkeys barren of mules bask of crocodiles battery of barracudas battle of wills yes that works bazaar of guillemots bed of clams bed of oysters bench of magistrates bevy of beauties bevy of larks bevy of quails bevy of roe deer bevy of swans bew of partridges bike of bees billing of consultants birdsong of tweets or just song blessing of unicorns bloat of Hippopotamuses hippopotami hippos block of Flats bloodstock of thoroughbred horses board of directors body of pathologists .

com/encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.bonus of bankers ironic boogle of weasels bouquet of flowers bouquet of pheasants box of frogs box of tricks yes.added caravan of camels cast of hawks catalogue of librarians cete of badgers chain of bobolinks chain of mountains Fathima Sakeena chaos of children charlotte of web pages nice charm of finches charm of goldfinches charm of hummingbirds chatter of budgerigars chattering of choughs Chest of Drawers chest of beauties Bob .aspx? lextype=3&search=wad bunting of flags bushel of corn bushel of crabs business of ferrets cackle of hyenas cacophony of kids :) canteen of cutlery good one .encarta. though that could be literally aswell brace of sheiks brace of ducks actually 2 ducks brace of pheasants actually 2 pheasants brood of chicks brood of grouse of one family brood of hens bubble of scuba divers buffoonery of orangutans Mindprod building of rooks bunch of grapes bunch of flowers bunch of grapes bunch of lies bunch of widgeon bundle of faggots bundle of notes http://uk.msn.

chime of wrens choir of hummingbirds Rebecca's Blog choir of singers clash of bucks clattering of choughs claw of panthers cloud of gnats cloud of grasshoppers cloud of sea fowl clous of bats clowder of cats AskOxford cluster of bees cluster of stars clutch of cars clutch of eggs clutch of eggs clutch of misers clutter of spiders coalition of cheetahs collection of stamps colony of ants colony of bats colony of beavers colony of frogs colony of gulls colony of penguins colony of rats comfort of cats committee of organizers ok company of owls Complaint of Wives or a nag of wives? Complication of Diabetics compromise of union reps unlikely ! confrontation of pacifists may be a deference or an ocean of pacifists confusion of weasels congregation of crocodiles congregation of eagles congregation of plovers congress of baboons conspiracy of ravens convention of fogeys convocation of eagles convocation of eagles convulsion of bird-watchers corps of giraffes coven of vampires .

Father Brown Mysteries. "Secret garden " crash of elephants crash of rhinos crash of software crawl of tortoises creep of tortoises a bit of a creepy one. probably undeserved. dread of terns drift of bees drift of ideas drift of ideas drift of swans drove of asses drove of oxen drum of goldfinches dule of doves earth of foxes elevation of hammocks . anything brighter? Wikipaedia crew of sailors crocodile of children Cambridge Dictionaries Online crown of kingfishers crunch of cockroaches yuk cry of hounds cuddle of aunts culture of bacteria curiosity of mongooses i like that one darkening of jackdaws dazzle of zebrasounds good dazzle of zebras deceit of lapwings descent of woodpeckers development of film processors diligence of messengers display of dolphins dissimulation of birds doading of sheldrakes dopping of sheldrakes down of hares dray of squirrels This is a nest of squirrels.coven of witches of course cover of coots covey of grouse covey of partridges covey of quail cowardice of curs crash of applications or a crash of apps crash of debts G K Chesterton.

poem flush of mallards on land fluther of bluebottles apparently fluther of jellyfish flutter of butterflies fortress of moles Weird World of Adam fraid of ghosts Fuss of Grandmothers gaggle of geese on the water or land gaggle of women yes gam of whales game of swans gang of labourers .uk fever of stingrays field of racehorses hmm doesn't sound right fistful of dollars flamboyance of flamingoes flange of baboons Not the Nine O'Clock News fleet of cars fleet of printers fleet of ships flight of birds flight of birds flight of cormorants flight of goshawks flight of swallows fling of dunlins flink of cows 12 cows float of crocodiles flock of parrots flock of sheep flock of swifts flotilla of bluebottles bit like fluther flotilla of boats google def flourish of trumpets Thomas Moore.but is strumpet plural anyway eg lots of crumpet farrowing of piglets fesnyng of ferrets unusual one independent.embarrassment of chavs erst of bees exaggeration of estate agents Andrew Davis (ex est ag) exaltation of angels exaltation of larks expectation of midwives fall of woodcocks falling of dominoes family of beavers fanfare of strumpets prostitutes .co.

com giggle of schoolgirls glister of goldfinches glut of beer drinkers or a gut gobshite of australians naughty grind of bottle nose whales grist of bees groan of teachers gulp of cormorants gust of enthusiasts hamper of snags hand of bananas hedge of bushes and a pain of hedges when you have to trim them helping of maids herd of pigs herd of antelopes herd of asses herd of bison herd of caribou herd of cows herd of cows herd of curlew herd of deer herd of donkeys herd of elephants Oops yes herd of elk herd of giraffes herd of goats herd of horses herd of tourists Merriam Webster herd of wrens hill of ruffs hive of bees horde of crows host of sparrows host of sparrows hover of crows huddle of bricklayers huddle of penguins online-literature.com hunch of detectives hmm ok or an investigation husk of hares illusion of magicians or a sleight implausability of gnus implausibility of wildebeest apparently so .gang of elk used in United States gang of thieves gathering of yurts 14degrees.

a section of librarians. ) Ho ho .com moan of zombies or a groan or a shuffle of zombies maybe mob of cattle used in United States mob of emus mob of kangaroos mob of sheep used in Australia muff of lesbians lesbians multipack of penguins yes as in biscuits .implausibilty of gnu index of librarians hmm maybe. kaleidoscope of butterflies kennel of dogs kettle of fish kettle of hawks kettle of vultures when circling in the air kindle of kittens kine of cows kit of pigeons in flight knab of toads knit of paper clips knot of hawks labour of moles lamentation of swans from a Morse episode league of nations leap of leopards leash of greyhounds leash of gulls leash of merlins library of books list of hulks litter of cubs litter of kittens litter of puppies load of old cobblers loveliness of ladybirds magnificence of mayors or maybe a chain of mayors match of nightingales measure of surveyors melt of snowmen cool :) menagerie of animals mischief of kittens mischief of mice Online-Literature. or a hush of librarians? Insanity of Psychiatrists intrigue of kittens intrusion of cockroaches journey of giraffes joy of children also a scourge of children.

murder of crows murmuration of starlings muster of peacocks muster of storks mustering of storks mutation of thrushes mute of hares necklace of pearls nest of bees nest of rabbits nest of vipers net of footballs never-thriving of jugglers Oxford English Dictionary nide of geese nide of pheasants nod of frogs nuisance of snowboarders sat in the middle of a piste number of accountantsof course nye of pheasants obstinacy of buffalo orchestra of musicians ostentation of peacocks pace of asses pace of donkeys pack of flies pack of cards Game Day. eh? pack of coyotes pack of dogs wild dogs pack of grouse pack of gulls pack of wolves palette of colours pandemonium of pandas do they ever move that fast to use that pandemonium of parrots parade of elephants parcel of birds parliament of owls parliament of rooks party of jays passel of hogs peep of chickens peloton of cyclists yes the main body of cyclists in a race phase of electricians phlegm of slugs yuk pitying of turtledoves plague of locusts .

plump of waterfowl pod of birds small flock pod of dolphins pod of hippos ok also float pounce of cats predominance of possessions bit of a mouthful made it up prickle of porcupines pride of lions pride of peacocks pride of sheep puddling of mallards on water pulchritude of peacocks the latin for beautiful is pulchra quarrel of sparrows quiver of cobras raft of auks at sea yes raft of hippos Used in South Africa raft of penguins in water raft of puffins raft of turkeys rafter of turkeys rag of colts rake of mules range of mountains ranting of old gits ream of paper regatta of captains rhumba of rattlesnakes richesse of martens ride of cyclists p-ride may be ring of cell phones ring of doughnuts rookery of penguins round of beer drinkers round of drinks run of cowards run of fish sawt of lions school of dolphins not sure about this school of fish school of whales scintillation of starlings sounds good scold of jays scolding of nuns scope of doctors scourge of mosquitoes ok screech of tyres .

com smarm of salesmen :) sneak of weasels sord of mallards sounder of swine sounder of warthogs good one sounder of wild boar souse of lions span of oxen sparkle of electrical engineers spark or sprinkle spotlight of actors yes sort of works spread of nymphomaniacs spring of teal sprint of panthers squabble of seagulls squabble of siblings squadron of flying fish squadron of ships squadron of swans squeal of piglets .scurry of squirrels sedge of bitterns sedge of cranes sedge of herons selection of cheeses yes works with lots of things set of tyres or a set of tires sheaf of wheat sheaf of wheat shedload of garden tools shimmer of butterflies shimmer of hummingbirds shiver of sharks ooh yes good one shoal of fish shock of electricians or a jolt shower of meteorologists The Thimble shower of meteors shrewdness of apes siege of cranes siege of herons singular of wild boar skank of mistresses Peter Sagal skein of geese in flight skulk of foxes sleuth of bears slime of slugs slither of snakes sloth of bears smack of jellyfish smackofjellyfish.

invented) tower of giraffes train of camels trembling of finches tribe of goats tribe of sparrows trimming of finches trip of dotterel trip of goats trip of wildfowl troop of baboons troop of dogfish .squiggle of tadpoles yes I like this stand of flamingoes stare of owls state of ants steam of minnows streak of tigers stretch of giraffes I like it especially if they stretch into the distance stride of pedestrians string of pearls string of ponies string of ponies succession of heirs Nice suit of clothes suite of furniture sulk of teenagers surplice of clergy sute of mallards on land swarm of ants swarm of bees swarm of bees swarm of flies swarm of insects swift of tigers swirling of snowflakes team of athletes team of ducks team of oxen team of players thicket of idiots also village which I will add throng of tourists may be thong : ) ? tickle of feathers tidings of magpies tittering of magpies tok of capercaillies torus of doughnuts may be a doh of doughnuts as well (none .

troop of monkeys Troop of Monkeys troop of soldiers troubling of goldfinches troubling of goldfish troupe of actors troupe of minstrels trouser of ferrets tuft of grass unkindness of ravens vein of vampires bloody good one Jez.answers.aspx? lextype=3&search=wad waddle of penguins on dry land wake of buzzards wake of vultures walk of snipe or snipes not sure watch of nightingales wedge of geese flying in a v shape wedge of swans flying in a v shape wedge of underpants nice whinge of headteachers http://wiki.encarta.com/Q/What_is_a_collective_noun_for_teachers whinge of pilots they have nothing to whinge about whirl of windmills cool whirlagust of woodpeckers California Digital Newspaper whiteness of swans whoa of hippies also a stink of hippies Uncyclopedia Hippy Entry willow of wasps windbag of politicians wing of pilots NOT winge wing of plovers wisp of snipe or snipes not sure wunch of bankers yoke of oxen zeal of zebras zoo of animals .msn. venue of vultures vice of rabbits Rob Brett view of televisions Derek Hindson village of idiots volery of birds in a cage volt of generators or vault :) ? wad of notes wad of notes http://uk.com/encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.

or raft Goldfinches Charm Geese (on the ground) Gaggle Geese (in flight) Skein Goshawks Flight Guineafowl Rasp Hawks (tame) Cast Hawks (tame) Lease Herons Siege/sedge Jackdaws Train Lapwings Deceit Lapwings Desert Larks Exaltation Magpies Tidings Mallards Suit/sute Mallards Sord Nightingales Watch Owls Parliament Parrots Pandemonium Partridges Covey Peacocks Muster Pheasants Nide Pheasants Nye Pigeons (flying together) Kit PloversCongregation Quail Bevy Quail Drift Ravens Unkindness .Bird Collective noun Birds Flock Birds (small) Dissimulation Bitterns Siege/sedge Chickens Peep/brood Choughs Clattering Coots Covert Cranes Herd Cranes Sedge Crows Murder Curlew Herd Dotterel Trip Doves Dole/dule Doves Flight Ducks Badling.

Rooks Building Rooks Parliament Snipe Walk. or wisp Sparrows Host Starlings Murmuration Swallows Flight Swans Game Swans (in flight) Wedge Teal Spring Turtle doves Dole/dule Woodcocks Fall Wrens Herd .

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