Usage examples for flocks

  1. Perhaps the most curious instance of this is that women at once took up the work of shepherds, and began to keep their flocks on bleak and lonely Downs; a function, remember, which no women had performed in England for two or three hundred years. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  2. My brother, ambitious of a big bag, invariably went a distance from home in quest of the large flocks, and despised my way of duck- shooting; but it sometimes vexed him to find on his return from a day's expedition that I had succeeded in getting as many birds as himself without having gone much more than a mile from home. – Far Away and Long Ago by W. H. Hudson
  3. While it was yet but young it was incapable of doing mischief; but as it increased in age and strength, it began to show signs of a bloody and untameable disposition, and made all the neighbouring shepherds tremble for the safety of their flocks. – The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day
  4. In some cases entire flocks of sheep disappeared. – A Short History of English Agriculture by W. H. R. Curtler
  5. A number of Tibetans with flocks of several thousand sheep came in sight, but we avoided them. – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor
  6. Flocks of sheep up and about . – NATURAE by Dom
  7. It is worth observing, that for some days before this date, we had frequently seen flocks of ducks flying to the southward. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  8. Large flocks of little auks rushed rapidly by. – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  9. Society recovered quickly from conflict and civil war because the national wealth consisted chiefly in flocks and herds and in the simple buildings inhabited by the people. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  10. They go in flocks of a score, or two, and like true sheep, keep close when they fly. – Robinson Crusoe In Words of One Syllable by Mary Godolphin
  11. Vast flocks of wild ducks were swimming in the stream; but after being once fired at, they grew so shy that we could not get near them a second time. – A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench
  12. When the clergy were sincere and moral, they were still too cold and commonplace to seriously influence their flocks. – A History of English Prose Fiction by Bayard Tuckerman
  13. Thus in 1237 we read: " The sea burst with high tides and tempests of winds, marsh countries near the sea were flooded, herds and flocks perished, and no small number of men were lost and drowned. – Vanishing England by P. H. Ditchfield
  14. You have such flocks and herds as no man ever had before, and 10, 000 acres of the best land in the country; but you shall not keep it." – The Naval Pioneers of Australia by Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery
  15. The Israelites, with their flocks and herds, reached the Red Sea, a distance of from fifty to sixty miles over a sandy desert, in three days! – The Eliminator; or, Skeleton Keys to Sacerdotal Secrets by Richard B. Westbrook
  16. Then they're here in flocks. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
  17. A herd of deer bounded past us as we approached the river, which ran through it; and we could perceive the flocks of wild turkeys at a distance, running almost as fast as the deer. – Diary in America, Series One by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  18. But into the faces of the flocks of the children that come to us, year after year, we look, wondering. – The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee
  19. They drove on some distance further and met numerous flocks and herds of all sorts of animals; the emperor asked one keeper after another to whom they belonged, and all replied: " To the Pea Emperor." – Roumanian Fairy Tales by Various Compiler: Mite Kremnitz
  20. Another very entertaining feature was the flight of fishing- boats, which at each daybreak put out to sea, literally in flocks; so numerous were they. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan