Many do it with a singular—if unspoken—goal: to bring men back to the flock.
Michael (not his real name), was tall and slender; his windswept, dirty blond hair done up in a flock of Seagulls–style do.
Tavi already has a flock of online fans as a popular fashion blogger and editor of the online magazine Rookie.
In February, I wrote a column asking whether right wing talk radio was dying and ruffled some feathers in that flock.
Fans of the series will flock to see ‘Mockingjay’ this Thanksgiving weekend.
To aggregate is to collect into a flock; to collect into a mass or sum.
Hester knew nothing of the state of either, nor had they ever belonged to her flock.
The woman was gone, but over the prison a flock of pigeons were flying.
They had stumbled in the dark on the bedding-place of a flock of Bighorn.
As in most rambles of the sort, it was a difficult task for the mistress to keep all the members of her flock in sight.
Old English flocc "a group of persons, company, troop," related to Old Norse flokkr "crowd, troop, band," Middle Low German vlocke "crowd, flock (of sheep);" not found in other Germanic languages; perhaps related to folc "people," but the metathesis would have been unusual for Old English.
Extended c.1200 to "a number of animals of one kind moving or feeding together;" of domestic animals c.1300. Transferred to bodies of Christians, in relation to Christ or their local pastor, from mid-14c.
"tuft of wool," mid-13c., probably from Old French floc, from Latin floccus "flock of wool, lock of hair."
"gather, congregate," c.1300, from flock (n.). Related: Flocked; flocking.