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 Numbers (from 1 to 13),Numbers. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Numbers.
 
       
Army of soldiers. Regiment, etc.
Assembly of people.
Batch or Caste of bread.
Bench of bishops, magistrates, etc.
Bevy of roes, quails, larks, pheasants, ladies, etc.
Board of directors.
Brood of chickens, etc.
Catch of fish taken in nets, etc.
Clump of trees.
Cluster of grapes, nuts, stars, etc.
Collection of pictures, curiosities, etc.
Company of soldiers.
Congregation of people at church, etc.
Covey of game birds.
Crew of sailors.
Crowd of people.
Drove of horses, ponies, beasts, etc.
Drum, a crush of company.
Federation. A trade union.
Fell of hair.
Fleet of ships.
Flight of bees, birds, stairs, etc.
Flock of birds, sheep geese, etc.
Forest of trees.
Galaxy of beauties.
Gang of slaves, prisoners, thieves, etc.
Haul of fish caught in a net.
Head of cattle.
Herd of bucks, deer, harts, seals, swine, etc.
Hive of bees.
Host of men.
House of senators.
Legion of “foul fiends.”
Library of books.
Litter of pigs, whelps, etc.
Menagerie of wild beasts.
Mob of roughs, wild cattle, etc.
Multitude of men. In law, more than ten.
Muster of peacocks.
Mute of hounds.
Nest of rabbits, ants, etc.; shelves, etc.
Nursery of trees, shrubs, etc.
Pack of hounds, playing cards, grouse, etc.
Panel of jurymen.
Pencil of rays, etc.
Pile of books, wood stacked, etc.
Posse (a sheriff’s). Posse (2 syl.).
Pride of lions.
Rabble of men ill-bred and ill-clad.
Regiment (A) of soldiers.
Rookery of rooks and seals, also of unhealthy houses.
Rouleau of money.
School of whales, etc.
Set of china, or articles assorted.
Shoal of mackerel.
Shock of hair, corn, etc.
Skein of ducks, thread, worsted.
Skulk of foxes.
Society (A). Persons associated for some mutual object.
Stack of corn, hay, wood (piled together).
String of horses.
Stud of mares.
Suit of clothes.
Suite of rooms.
Swarm of bees, locusts, etc.
Take of fish.
Team of oxen, horses, etc.
Tribe of goats.
 


 Numbers (from 1 to 13),Numbers. 

 
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