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    Collect a noun.

    We all know collective nouns, those words which describe a group of one thing.
    A charm of goldfinches
    A murder of crows
    Bees might be a swarm or a hive, depending where they are.

    They are wonderful words, there are not enough of them, so this is a game to create collective nouns. The first person posts a collective noun
    A distribution of ...
    The next decides what it is the collective noun for,
    Cobwebs
    Then posts their own noun,
    A pleasance of ...
    Okay, take it away, a pleasance of what?
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    Partridges

    A calamity of..

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    By way of word association I'd have to say "A calamity of Alligators." [usually a congregation]

    So on with the game: An Obstinancy of ...

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    An Obstinancy of mules. Self explanatory, yes?

    A clumberjack of...
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    An obstinacy of Olivers, of course. You should see me stick my heels in

    An anticipation of ...
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    Ahhh, Olly, I wanted to respond to Gumby. I was thinking a "clumberjack" might be a group of lumberjacks that the trees fell on
    [as to "An Obstinancy" I guess few have spent much time with bison]

    And I was going to offer up something familiar: "An Intrigue"

    but I guess the floor is still open to Olly's:
    An anticipation of ...

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    Apologies Gumby, gosh I am slow, 3 mins. for that.
    How about an anticipation of choristers?
    An intrigue of cardinals?
    A clumberjack of ladybirds, surely, I think Americans call them ladybugs, little red beetles.

    let's be thorough about this

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    An artrisian of ...trumpets


    A rumble of ...

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    A rumble of thunder clouds/vehicles/snoring men/? (no doubt you have something less obvious in mind).

    [I was thinking about an intrigue of cats, though the collective noun is uncommon]
    [to me a collective noun for ladybugs is a L
    oveliness]

    A smack of ...
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