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sord

[sawrd] /sɔrd/
noun
1.
a flight or flock of mallards.
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n.

"flock of mallards," 15c., perhaps from sord (v.) "to take flight," from Old French sordre "arise, stand up," from Latin surgere "to rise" (see surge (n.)).

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