If a second traveller had passed, he would have seen a strange thing, -- a shepherdess watching her flock, clad in a cashmere grown, with ear-rings and necklace of pearls, diamond pins, and buttons of sapphires, emeralds, and rubies.
One day when they were talking over their plans for the future, they heard two or three reports of firearms, and then suddenly a man came out of the wood, near which the two young persons used to graze their flocks, and hurried towards them.
The fire from the distant part of the field had driven a single pigeon below the flock to which it belonged, and, frightened with the constant reports of the muskets, it was approaching the spot where the disputants stood, darting first from One side and then to the other, cutting the air with the swiftness of lightning, and making a noise with its wings not unlike the rushing of a bullet.
Take care and fire low, boys, and you’ll be sure to hull the flock.
And David answered, "I see the windmills swinging and three tall poplar trees swaying against the sky, and a flock of fieldfares are flying over the hill; but nought else do I see, good master.
The Prior of Emmet and those that belonged to him gathered together like a flock of frightened sheep when the scent of the wolf is nigh, while the Bishop of Hereford, laying aside his book, crossed himself devoutly.
At the eastern end of the city he turned toward the south, continuing his way to the south side of the wall along which were the pens and corrals where the herbivorous flocks
were fattened for the herds of domesticated lions within the city.
At nightfall he drove his flock
back to the fold, saw that the gate was secure and retired to his cave for refreshment and for dreams.
During the day they rest in flocks
on the grassy plains at some distance from the water.
The neighbourhood pleased him, and he saw that the pasture was rich and suitable for his flocks
She dips her rim, She sinks, she founders in the mist; and still The stream flows on, and to the insatiate sea Hurries her white-wave flocks
innumerable In never-ending tale.
Every other day, these troops were marched out in martial array, to a level piece of ground in the vicinity, and there for hours went through all sorts of military evolutions, surrounded by flocks
of the natives, who looked on with savage admiration at the show, and as savage a hatred of the actors.
The cannon thundered at a distance, musketry madly barked, the sea moaned, flocks
made their escape, bounding over the verdant slope.
1-9) I sing of Cyllenian Hermes, the Slayer of Argus, lord of Cyllene and Arcadia rich in flocks
, luck-bringing messenger of the deathless gods.
The lowing heifer and the bleating ewe, in herds and flocks
, may ramble safe and unregarded through the pastures.