clowder


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A clowder (the term for a group of cats) can, in fact, tamp down a barn's rodent population quite handily.
Act 1 finds him discussing the readiness and merits of various horses, and the basic content and structure of his speeches resemble those of Shakespeare's Lord and the Hunters in the Induction of The Taming of the Shrew as they engage in a spirited discussion of whether Brach Merriman, Clowder, Silver, Belman, or Echo is the best hound.
A clowder of cats pussy-footed it in single file from an alleyway off Scotland Road, and the locals were naturally bemused by the sight.
18 A clowder is a collective noun used for a group of which animals?
WE HAVE WORDS THAT ARE CALLED COLLECTIVE NOUNS--SUCH AS AN EXALTATION OF LARKS, A PARLIAMENT OF OWLS, A CLOWDER OF CATS, AND A TIDING OF MAGPIES.
Cats The dancing throughout is impressive, particularly when moving in unison as a clowder of cats.
16) The Lord in The Taming of the Shrew's Induction debates with his huntsman the value and merit of the members of his pack, who include Merriman, Clowder, Silver, Belman, and Echo, in order to stabilize this same system (Ind.