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An unkindness of ravens : a book of collective nouns

Author: Chloe Rhodes
Publisher: London : Michael O'Mara Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why are geese in a gaggle? Are crows really murderous? And what makes lions so proud? Collective nouns are one of the most charming oddities of the English language, often with seemingly bizarre connections to the groups they identify. But have you ever stopped to wonder where these peculiar terms actually came from? Most of those found in this book have their origins in the Medieval Books of Courtesy, among the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chloe Rhodes
ISBN: 9781782433088 1782433082
OCLC Number: 883870196
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 19 cm
Contents: People --
Professions --
Religious callings --
Domestic animals and birds --
Wild animals, insects and fish --
Wild birds --
Exotic creatures.
Responsibility: Chloe Rhodes ; illustrations by Aubrey Smith.

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Collective nouns are one of the most charming oddities of the English language. This absorbing book tells the stories of these evocative phrases, many of which have stood the test of time and are  Read more...

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