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  • To stand she-oak

    May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

    A query came to the dictionary about the phrase ‘stand she-oak’ with a citation from the Hobart Town Mercury of 1857. Read more...


  • A ‘murder of crows’ and other collectives

    May 06, 2015 | 2 Comments

    A collective noun is a name for a group of people or animals that we see as a unit. A single bee is one named entity. A swarm of bees, though composed of many individuals... Read more...