RDP THURSDAY – HERD
Old English heord, of Germanic origin; related to German Herde
We all know about herds of cattle, sheep, or other large animals. But did you know that a group of hummingbirds is a charm?
Falcons, depending on what kind, are known as a “bazaar”, “eyrie”, “ringing”, “stooping up”, and a “tower” of falcons.
A flock of flamingoes is a flamboyance, while a flock of larks is an exaltation, a bevy, an ascension, or a happiness.
There are lots more, but I think that’s enough for today.
My husband had a buddy in college who used to refer to a group of girls as “There was a whole bevy of them.” Neither Terry nor his friend were brave enough to try to approach such a bevy. Very shy. But I’m glad they didn’t call those groups of girls herds.