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A string of ponies and a skein of geese

Did you know that:

• A group of magpies is called a tiding

• one of ravens an unkindness

• one of turtledoves a pitying

• one of starlings a murmuration

• one of swans a lamentation

• one of ponies a string

• one of rattlesnakes a rhumba

• one of crows a murder

• one of cobras a quiver

• one of foxes a skulk

• one of emus a mob

• one of elks a gang

• one of cats a clowder

• one of flamingoes a pat

• and, one of bears a sleuth.

• Groups of geese have two names - on the ground, they are called a gaggle; in the air they are called a skein.

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