A Conspiracy of Ravens: A Compendium of Collective Nouns for Birds

A Conspiracy of Ravens: A Compendium of Collective Nouns for Birds #2020

A Conspiracy of Ravens A Compendium of Collective Nouns for Birds A charm of goldfinches An ostentation of peacocks A murder of crows The English language brims with witty words for flocks of birds Thought to have originated from hunting manuals the practice of inv
  • Title: A Conspiracy of Ravens: A Compendium of Collective Nouns for Birds
  • Author: Bodleian Library
  • ISBN: 9781851244096
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A charm of goldfinches An ostentation of peacocks A murder of crows The English language brims with witty words for flocks of birds Thought to have originated from hunting manuals, the practice of inventing collective nouns for birds has since evolved into a sport all its own, with new words striving to perfectly capture the essence of each bird A ConspiracA charm of goldfinches An ostentation of peacocks A murder of crows The English language brims with witty words for flocks of birds Thought to have originated from hunting manuals, the practice of inventing collective nouns for birds has since evolved into a sport all its own, with new words striving to perfectly capture the essence of each bird A Conspiracy of Ravens presents readers with a compendium of collective bird nouns from the distant and not so distant past Some of the nouns are portentous, like a tiding of magpies Others, like a murmuration of starlings or a chattering of choughs, convey sound Still reflect with literary flourish the beauty of the bird what could be celebratory than a crown of kingfishers or an exaltation of larks Featuring songbirds, aquatic birds, garden favorites, and birds of prey, this book collects than one hundred of the best and most imaginative expressions and illustrates them with charming woodcuts by the eighteenth century artist and naturalist Thomas Bewick A beautiful and entertaining read, A Conspiracy of Ravens will delight bird lovers and word lovers in equal measure.
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    A sweet, charming little book full of wonderful and witty collective nouns combined with beautiful illustrations.

    What a gorgeous wee book of the very many Collective Nouns for birds My favourite is An Ostentation of Peacocks Thanks Jo for this gem x

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