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an army of soldiers

a bevy of beauties/girls

a band of musicians

a band of robbers

a board of directors

a body of men

a bunch of crooks

a caravan of gypsies

a choir of singers

a class of pupils

a class of students

a company of actors

a company of soldiers

a congregation of worshippers

a crew of sailors

a crowd of spectators

a crowd of people

a dynasty of kings

a galaxy of beautiful women

a galaxy of film stars

a gang of crooks

a gang of labourers

a gang of prisoners

a gang of robbers


a gang of thieves

a horde of savages

a host of angels

a line of kings/rulers

a mob of rioters

a group of dancers

a group of singers

a pack of rascals

a pack of thieves

a party of friends

a patrol of policemen

a posse of policemen

a regiment of soldiers

a staff of employees

a staff of servants

a staff of teachers

a team of players

a tribe of natives

a troop of scouts

a troupe of artistes

a troupe of dancers

a troupe of performers

a party of friends



an album of autographs

an album of photographs

an album of stamps

an anthology of poems

an archipelago of islands

a bale of cotton

a basket of fruit

a batch of bread

a battery of guns

a block of flats

a book of exercises

a book of notes

a bouquet of flowers

a bowl of rice

a bunch of bananas

a bunch of flowers

a bunch of grapes

a bunch of keys

a bundle of rags/old clothes

a bundle of firewood/sticks

a bundle of hay

a catalogue of prices/goods

a chain of mountains

a chest of drawers

a cluster of coconuts

a cluster of grapes

a cloud of dust

a clump of bushes

a clump of trees

a collection of coins

a collection of curiosities

a collection of pictures

a collection of relics

a collection of stamps

a column of smoke

a comb of bananas

a compendium of games

a constellation of stars

a cluster of diamonds

a cluster of stars

a clutch of eggs

a crate of fruit

a crop of apples

a fall of rain

a fall of snow

a fleet of motor-cars/taxis

a fleet of ships

a flight of aeroplanes

a flight of steps

a forest of trees

a galaxy of stars

a garland of flowers

a glossary of difficult words/phrases

a group of islands

a grove of trees


a hail of bullets

a hand of bananas (each a finger)

a harvest of wheat/corn

a heap of rubbish

a heap of ruins

a hedge of bushes

a heap of stones

a layer of soil/dirt

a library of books

a line of cars

a list of names

a mass of ruins/hair

a necklace of pearls

an outfit of clothes

an orchard of fruit trees

a pack of cards

a pack of lies

a packet of cigarettes

a packet of letters

a pair of shoes

a pencil of rays

a quiver of arrows

a range of hills

a range of mountains

a ream of paper

a reel of thread/film

a roll of film/cloth

a rope of pearls

a row of houses

a series of events

a set of china

a set of clubs

a set of tools

a sheaf of arrows

a sheaf of corn

a sheaf of grain

a sheaf of papers

a sheaf of wheat

a shower of blows

a shower of rain

a stack of arms

a stack of corn

a stack of hay

a stack of timber

a stack of wood

a stock of wood

a string of beads

a string of pearls

a suit of clothes

a suite of furniture

a suite of rooms

a tuft of grass

a tuft of hair

a wad of currency/notes

a wreath of flowers



an army of ants

a bevy of quail

a brood/flock of chickens

a catch of fish

a cloud of flies

a cloud of insects

a cloud of locusts

a colony of gulls

a drove of cattle

a drove of horses

a flight of birds

a flight of doves

a flight of locusts

a flight of swallows

a flock of birds

a flock of geese

a flock of sheep

a gaggle of geese

a haul of fish

a herd of buffaloes

a herd of cattle

a herd of deer

a herd of elephants

a herd of goats

a herd of swine

a hive of bees

a host of sparrows

a kindle of kittens

a litter of cubs

a litter of piglets


a litter of kittens

a litter of puppies

a menagerie of wild animals

a muster of peacocks

a nest of ants

a nest of mice

a nest of rabbits

a pack of hounds

a pack of wolves

a plague of insects

a plague of locusts

a pride of lions

a school of herrings/other small a a fish

a school of porpoises

a school of whales

a shoal of fish

a skein of wild geese in flight

a string of horses

a stud of horses

a swarm of ants

a swarm of bees

a swarm of insects

a swarm of locusts

a team of horses

a team of oxen

a train of camels

a tribe of goats

a troop of lions

a troop of monkeys

a zoo of wild animals

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