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Flock meaning

flock - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. A Christian church or congregation; considered in their relation to the pastor, or minister in charge.
  2. 2. To gather in companies or crowds.
  3. 3. To flock to; to crowd.
  4. 4. A lock of wool or hair.
  5. 5. Very fine, sifted, woolen refuse, especially that from shearing the nap of cloths, used as a coating for wall paper to give it a velvety or clothlike appearance; also, the dust of vegetable fiber used for a similar purpose.
  6. 6. To coat with flock, as wall paper; to roughen the surface of ( as glass) so as to give an appearance of being covered with fine flock.
  7. 7. A company or collection of living creatures; - especially applied to sheep and birds, rarely to persons or ( except in the plural) to cattle and other large animals; as, a flock of ravenous fowl.
  8. 8. Woolen or cotton refuse ( sing. pl.), old rags, etc., reduced to a degree of fineness by machinery, and used for stuffing unpholstered furniture.
  9. 9. A company of birds, sheep, & c.; lock, as of wool.
  10. 10. To gather in a crowd; throng.

flock - examples of usage

  1. The first portion of his life as a curate did not seem to point to his making any mark upon his Devonshire flock.
  2. Why it did so he could never tell, as he had shown it no more attention than the rest of the flock. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. His master, who had charge of a flock which fed among the Grampian Hills, set out from home one day accompanied by his little boy, scarcely more than four years old. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
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