sord


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sord

 (sôrd)
n.
A flock of mallards.

[Middle English sorde, from sorden, to rise up in flight, from Old French sordre, from Latin surgere, to rise; see surge.]

sord

(sɔːd)
n
(Zoology) a flock of mallard ducks
vb (intr)
to ascend in flight

Sord, Sore

 a flight or flock of mallard in the air, 1470. See also safe.
Examples: sord of mallard, 1470; of ducks.
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