Leaving the OR that night, I looked up the clear sky, at the flocks of white seagulls and a sliver of crescent moon.
Adventurous animated toys, flocks of dragons, and a brooding Leo DiCaprio made you open your wallet in 2010.
Where their benediction fell, their flocks were sure to go—or that was the idea.
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.