"if an object or expression can bring about, within us, a sense of serene melancholy and a spiritual longing, then that object could be said to be wabi-sabi." -Wabi Sabi: The Japanese Art of Impermanence(2003)

Very Unusual Collective Nouns

A bale of turtles
A brace, paddling, or team of ducks
A brood of hens
A business or fesnyng of ferrets
A cast or kettle of hawks
A charm of finches
A cowardice of curs
A descent of woodpeckers
A dole of doves
A drift or parcel of hogs
A fall of woodcocks
A float of crocodiles
A gang of elks
A kine of cows
A mob of emus
A murder of crows
A pitying or dule of turtledoves
A pod of walrus
A quiver of cobras
A rafter of turkeys
A sedge or siege of cranes
A smack of jellyfish
A troop of monkeys


  1. this really did help me with school thx :)

  2. @Anonymous - hey, no probs. thanks for leaving a note!

  3. Thanks this is what I was looking for, however surely that is not all, I remember reading about "an unkindness of ravens"!
    Elaine South Africa

  4. @philda
    well, it isn't all that uncommon. we use it for a lot of things... a fraid of spiders, a fraid of heights ...etc :)

  5. Thanks a lot this really helped me with my homework! :)

  6. thanks, helped me alot with my work!

  7. Thanks this helped me a lot with school work :)

  8. Thanks this also helped me with my homework. :-)


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