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Flashcards in Terms of Venery Deck (50):
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anteaters

a clan of anteaters

2

apes

a troop of apes

3

ants

a colony of ants

4

baboons

a flange of baboons

5

badgers

a clan of badgers (or colony or cete)

6

bass

a fleet of bass

7

bats

a cloud of bats (or colony)

8

bees

a swarm of bees (if in the air) a hive of bees (if in a hive)

9

birds

a flock of birds

10

buffalo

a herd of buffalo

11

butterflies

a flight of butterflies (or rabble)

12

camels

a herd of camels (or superiority or caravan)

13

cats

a clutter of cats

14

chickens

a peep, flock, or clutch of chickens

15

cockroaches

an intrusion or repugnance of cockroaches

16

coyotes

a pack of coyotes

17

crocodiles

a bask of crocodiles

18

crows

a murder of crows

19

deer

a herd of deer

20

dogs

a pack of dogs

21

eagles

a convocation of eagles

22

elk

a gang of elk

23

falcons

a cast of falcons

24

fish

a school of fish

25

foxes

a skulk of foxes (or leash)

26

geese

a flock of geese (if in the air) a gaggle of geese (if on the ground)

27

horses

a team of horses

28

kangaroos

a troop of kangaroos (or mob)

29

lions

a pride of lions

30

magpies

a tiding of magpies

31

meerkats

a gang of meerkats

32

monkeys

a troop or cartload of monkeys

33

otters

a romp of otters (or raft)

34

owls

a parliament of owls

35

oysters

a bed of oysters

36

parrots

a company of parrots

37

pigs

a litter of pigs

38

peacocks

an ostentation of peacocks

39

rabbits

a warren of rabbits

40

raccoons

a nursery of raccoons (or gaze)

41

ravens

an unkindness of ravens

42

rhinos

a crash of rhinos

43

skunks

a surfeit of skunks

44

sparrows

a host of sparrows

45

squirrels

a dray of squirrels

46

tigers

a streak of tigers

47

turkeys

a rafter of turkeys

48

vipers

a nest of vipers

49

whales

a school of whales (or pod, if small)

50

zebras

a herd of zebras (or zeal or dazzle)