Books on group names

by Mark Israel
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James Lipton  An Exaltation of Larks  Viking Penguin, 1991,
ISBN 0-670-3044-6
Ivan G. Sparkes  Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms
Gale, 2nd ed, 1985, ISBN 0-8103-2188-2
Rex Collins  A Crash of Rhinoceroses:  A Dictionary of Collective
Nouns  Moger Bell, 1993, ISBN 1-55921-096-6
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