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DonD BS: ornithology and collective nouns (11) RE: BS: ornithology and collective nouns 01 Feb 03

The bible on collectives is "An Exaltation of Larks" by James Lipton (Viking NY 1991) which is comprehensive, and a fun read. He just allows a 'gaggle' on the ground or a 'skein' in the air.

Interestingly, his index gives geese the place of honor (along with fish) with five references, more than any other category.

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