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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After college and for the next 20 years, Black had been creating comics in different styles and genres and had taken the independent route in publishing one shot stories (Someone Else's Life, The Black Rose, The Scars on his Wrists, The Man from the Planet of the Masochists), comic book series (Marble Mutants, War Marbles, Satan High, Clowder, Delivery Boys, Umbrella Ronin, Samurai Takeover, Yakuza Boy) and a gag book titled Black Comedy.
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4 A group of kittens is called a kindle and a group of cats is called a clowder.