Flopping: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 50 pages
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Familiar Quotations FlockingBad herdsmen ruin their flocks.ndash;HomerToday the tyrant rules not by club or fist, but, disguised as a market researcher, he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort.ndash;Marshall McLuhanSuch bickerings to recount, met often in these our writers, what more with is it than to chronicle the wars of kites or crows flocking and fighting in the air?ndash;John Milton Use in Literature FlockingShe doesn't know us, she doesn't even talk about the flocks of green doves, as she calls the vine leaves on the wall.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in Little Women.So numerous were these flocks that there was scarcely a time when they did not see one passing toward the warm South.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Scouts of the Valley.The Halligs are now only low islets covered with a dark turf, on which a few flocks graze.ndash;Hans Christian Andersen in True Story of My Life.In teaching my several flocks I was also improved myself.ndash;J.J. Astor in A Journey in Other Worlds.In the clean, smooth paths of the middle sky and highest up in air, drift, unshepherded, small flocks ranging contrarily.ndash;Mary Austin in The Land of Little Rain.Flocks of buzzards and the beautiful varieties of flycatchers thronged to the dense smoke to prey upon the innumerable insects that endeavoured to escape from the approaching fire.ndash;Samuel White Baker in The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile.Fortunately among the Europeans who had flocked to Cyprus since the British occupation was a French blacksmith, whose forge was only a few yards from Craddock's Hotel, where my wrecked vessel blocked the way.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Cyprus, as I Saw it in 1879.He had been engaged several times to take charge of the flocks belonging to farmers, and had as often been discharged for neglect of his duties.ndash;Sabine Baring-Gould in The Book of Were-Wolves.

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