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A Barrel of Monkeys: A Compendium of Collective Nouns for Animals

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  • A Barrel of Monkeys: A Compendium of Collective Nouns for Animals
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A Barrel of Monkeys: A Compendium of Collective Nouns for Animals

From flocks of sheep to quivers of cobras, collective nouns for animals are part of a quirky linguistic tradition that stretches back centuries.

 

Have you ever come across a caravan of camels, or a flamboyance of flamingos? A Barrel of Monkeys gives you the opportunity to explore our fascinating linguistic lore, with more than 100 different examples of favourite animal groups.

 

Each animal noun comes complete with charming woodcuts by the famous eighteenth-century naturalist engraver Thomas Bewick, adding a touch of genuine authenticity to this captivating compendium. 

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  • by Samuel Fanous, Susie Dent and Thomas Bewick
  • suitable for children and adults
  • more than 100 collective nouns
  • engravings from Thomas Bewick
  • hardcover
  • 144 pages
  • 11.4x1.3x17.1cm
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