- Just about all the staff are very conservative, good church-going types - and I stick out like a purple goat in a flock of white-washed sheep.
- Yohanna climbed the path over the mountain, and there at the crest in the middle of a flock of sheep and goats, stood Yusef and David, tending three donkeys laden with packs.
- They also run a flock of early lambing sheep and a small suckler cow herd.
- She looked out and saw a flock of men crowded around the stage.
- For she gathered around her a flock of virgins, a fruit-bearing orchard, a garden in bloom.
- I noticed a crowd was gathering, a flock of women in huddles whispering to each other on the outskirts of the crowd.
- But Mr Mitchell believes his flock are taking a light-hearted approach to the West Yorkshire clash at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
- I could surrender everything to the Lord - my dear wife and children, my congregation as a dear flock, the seminary and its staff.
- A Newbold church is packing its pews with a new flock of Asian Christians thanks to the multi-lingual skills of the curate.
- And he has urged his flock to contemplate their Christian response and ‘reflect with the eyes of faith on the big issues of the day.’
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- He was the bird and the other birds flocking to the tree were the souls he would save by establishing a Church here.
- At certain times of the day, small birds flock to these branches, chattering and fluttering, as if this were a festive occasion.
- Elegant flamingos and other birds flock to Chilika in the winter.
- But the dance crowd also flocks to more obscure events.
- In fact, crowds from all over the world flock here to enjoy its solitude.
- After many years in the doldrums, cinema groups are reporting a massive increase in takings, as crowds flock back to the big screen.
Old English flocc, of unknown origin. The original sense was 'a band or body of people': this became obsolete, but has been reintroduced as a transferred use of the sense 'a number of animals kept together'.
noun[mass noun, often as modifier]
- All excess flock fibers are automatically collected and recycled back to the dispensing hopper.
- In considering the diagnosis of flock worker's lung, the symptom profile is crucial in raising clinical suspicion.
- Those results are consistent with Schillaci's findings and support our flock composition results.
- But the very existence of Michelin-starred Indian restaurants may signal the death knell of flock wall-paper, lager and an onion bhaji.
- The hall was decorated in green flock paper, and was furnished with a modern two layer bronze and teak tripod table.
Middle English: from Old French floc, from Latin floccus (see floccus).
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- The table linen was decorated with a pair of ostriches and their flocky babies resting in a green grassland.