Commentary: Environmentalists Seek Hope For Global Quality

Posted: March 30, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Our language seems rather poetical when we describe crowds. What else could phrases like a murder of crows, an obstinacy of buffalo, a bellowing of bullfinches, a scold of jays, a gaggle of geese, a knot of toads, a glaring of cats, a bask of crocodiles, and everyone's favorite, a congress of baboons be besides poetry?

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