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A Murmuration of Starlings: The Collective Nouns of Animals and Birds


Super Savings Item! Save 35% on the A Murmuration of Starlings: The Collective Nouns of Animals and Birds by imusti at Translate This Website. MPN: 43171-589414. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. A flock of birds, even a skein of geese perhaps -- but a cete of badgers, or a grist of bees? The collective nouns of animals and birds have long inspired and intrigued us. Many have their roots in medieval times, in particular applied to those creatures hunted by man, and subject to the etiquette of their proper group names. Author Steve Palin has beautifully illustrated and given the background to about fifty different animals and birds with interesting collective nouns -- and listed 420 of


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A flock of birds, even a skein of geese perhaps -- but a cete of badgers, or a grist of bees? The collective nouns of animals and birds have long inspired and intrigued us. Many have their roots in medieval times, in particular applied to those creatures hunted by man, and subject to the etiquette of their proper group names. Author Steve Palin has beautifully illustrated and given the background to about fifty different animals and birds with interesting collective nouns -- and listed 420 of them in his glossary.This elegant little book will appeal to all those with a fascination for the English language, those who want the answers for quizzes and crossword puzzles, and those with an interest in animals and birds.

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Manufacturer:Merlin Unwin Books
Brand:imusti
Part Number:43171-589414
Publisher:Merlin Unwin Books
Studio:Merlin Unwin Books
MPN:43171-589414
EAN:9781906122546
Item Weight:2.95 pounds
Item Size:0.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches
Package Weight:0.71 pounds
Package Size:5.91 x 0.71 x 0.71 inches

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