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Someone asked what a bunch of (real) bears were called. I have a poster from one of those Nature stores that might help. Here are some friends of nature and what they call a bunch of them gathered together. (apologies for length)

A sloth of bears.
A school of fish.
A litter of pups.
A flock of sheep.
A crash of rhinoceroses.
A string of ponies.
A covey of partridges.
A pride of lions.
A herd of elephants.
A plague of locusts.
A colony of ants.
A kindle of kittens.
A leap of leopards.
A pod of seals.
A rafter of turkeys.
A pace of asses.
A walk of snipe.
A gam of whales.
A nest of rabbits.
A gang of elk.
A fall of woodcocks.
A dule of doves.
A skulk of foxes. :
A dissimulation of birds.
A spring of teal.
A peep of chickens.
A bevy of roebucks.
A business of ferrets.
A bale of turtles.
A pitying of turtledoves.
A drift of hogs.
A paddling of ducks.
A siege of herons.
A trip of goats.
A charm of finches.
A cete of badgers.
A deceit of lapwings.
A shoal of bass.
An exaltation of larks.
A drove of cattle.
A singular of boars.
A tidings of magpies.
A gaggle of geese.
A congregation of plovers.
A husk of hares.
An unkindness of ravens.
A labor of moles.
A richness of martens.
A cast of hawks.
A knot of toads.
A descent of woodpeckers.
A sounder of swine.
A mustering of storks.
A clutch of eggs.
A bouquet of pheasants.
An army of caterpillars.
A hover of trout.
A flight of swallows.
A troop of kangaroos.
A clowder of cats.
A watch of nighingales.
A barren of mules.
A shrewdness of apes.
A rag of colts.
A murmuration of of starlings.
A building of rooks.
A smack of jellyfish.
A harras of horses.
A parliament of owls.
A route of wolves.
A host of sparrows.
An ostentation of peacocks.

[ July 07, 2002, 03:01 PM: Message edited by: Bonni ]