He is to be admired for his kindness and genuine pastoral concern for all the members of his flock.
Many do it with a singular—if unspoken—goal: to bring men back to the flock.
“Going for raids during the day is like throwing a rock at a flock of birds,” he adds.
Michael (not his real name), was tall and slender; his windswept, dirty blond hair done up in a flock of Seagulls–style do.
But now audiences, all-male, flock to them to watch the latest Bollywood movies.
To aggregate is to collect into a flock; to collect into a mass or sum.
In that country one sees a goat with nearly every flock of sheep.
The woman was gone, but over the prison a flock of pigeons were flying.
From out the flock, eight only flew, And two are now but game.
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.