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I need some help from all of you. I hoped to find a thread here on group nouns, but perhaps I was looking in the wrong place. Anyway, I am doing a piece of fiber art, a series actually, that involves group nouns. I have nearly finished a murder of crows and will have a picture on my blog soon. I need some more. I don't want "real" ones; I want clever ones. For example: a sermon of preachers. But I would like them to be as visual as possible.
 
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I found this old thread with quite a few clever ones, started by you, funny enough, about two years ago.

https://wordcraft.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/41060069.../184108636#184108636

FWIW, my favorite is "'Ell, no, Guv'nors, it was a feathering of 'ores!"
 
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Here is a more recent thread on the topic:

https://wordcraft.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/410600694/m/4051033092

:-)

I still really like:
a tottering of giraffes
a crash of rhinocerous
a twittering of girls
and KHC's a shush of librarians


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CW, I liked your "A case of lawyers."

We could probably come up with some more for her.

A scalpel of surgeons?
 
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a serving of nurses

a legend of storytellers

a tottering of retirees

a cart of farmers

a spade of gardeners


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Oh, these are wonderful. I'm doing this series of little quilts, wall hangings really, about 8x10. I can just see a hoe of farmers. The murder of crows was/is actually rather gorey. Poor crows... More please. Thank you!
 
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a posturing of peacocks

a prance of ponies

a wallow of hippos

a slither of snakes

a quark of physicists

a glut of gourmands

an antic of puppies
 
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I found a huge list of them here.

my faves:

a charlotte of webpages

a hug of teddy bearws

a pomposity of professors


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A ream of writers

A lapping of politicians

A sniffing of debutantes

A hitching of chimps
 
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