clowder


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clowder

(ˈklɑʊdə)
n
(Animals) a collective term for a group of cats

Clowder, Cludder, Clutter

 kendle or kindle of cats, 1801; a group of cats.
Example: clowder of cats.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clowder - a group of cats
domestic cat, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, house cat - any domesticated member of the genus Felis
animal group - a group of animals
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It was a horrible noise, the sound of a sickening wind punctuated by the thin squeak from something that sounded like a clowder of maniacal cats, but it was more as if suddenly you could hear through walls from another world, the suffocating closing down of reason.
Well, the kitchen at Cilcain in the village of Bethel, near Caernarfon, certainly ticks all the boxes and more - it's stunning, with more than enough room to swing, not just one, but a whole clowder of cats.
In a vast expanse of untouched Abu Dhabi desert, scientists from the Environment Agency (EAD) are busy protecting a clowder of sand cats from extinction.
I watch them watch the bule like a clowder of black-haired cats, listen out for the bitchy words that give me so much pleasure.
The blessing also attracted a clowder of cats, a bale of turtles, a knot of snakes, a company of parrots, a horde of hamsters, a group of guinea pigs, and a glint of goldfish blissfully adrift in their fishbowl.
The Sunday Times' revelations about alleged bribery surrounding the selection of Qatar for the 2022 World Cup has put a whole clowder of cats among the pigeons.
4 A group of kittens is called a kindle and a group of cats is called a clowder.