Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of flock.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of flock.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • We even know that some species nested in 'flocks' and cared for their young, even after hatching.

    Casey Luskin on Kitzmiller & Information

  • (Even the “cockroach as socialist” argument begins to break down when you consider that it has been recently discovered that the actions of birds in flocks are predominantly individual, with the flocks themselves serving as market mechanisms that enable such groups to fly together more efficiently over long distances.)

    You Can Do Anything You Put Your Mind To: A Noble Lie?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Passenger pigeons once traveled around the United States in flocks so large, they could reportedly block out the sun over a town for eight hours.

    Three Ways to Drive an Animal to Extinction - Boing Boing

  • White Fang was to her a wolf, the hereditary marauder who had preyed upon her flocks from the time sheep were first herded and guarded by some dim ancestor of hers.

    The Southland

  • Abraham, for example, was rich in flocks and in silver and gold.

    The Value of Real Work

  • In the fall, adult gobblers patch up their breeding-season differences and band together, sometimes in flocks of a dozen or more.

    Autumn Gobblers: How To Hunt Turkeys in the Fall

  • It might make the likes of John Prescott, Dennis Skinner and Ed Balls happy but one suspects that the assembled ranks of The Ovine & The Bovine who have been transported north in flocks and herds to campaign will have found the tone of their campaign deeply embarrassing.

    Harman: Enemy of the Family

  • Those white birds whose name I don't know will be winging it south in flocks overhead, heading back to the zoo, or to the trees of the Santa Maria hills, or wherever they go.

    36 Hours in Your Part of Mexico

  • I had thought attempting to buy a single bird, but peacocks, like other fowl, thrive best in flocks or at least pairs, and $200 for a pair of grown birds was beyond my means.

    Peacock Egg Hatching

  • Birds of Paradise, which settle in flocks on the trees at sunset and sunrise, uttering this very cry.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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