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v. i.1.To gather into a small round mass.
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(10) Barry Baldwin, Johnson's Conglobulating Swallows, 41
In a later (7 May 1773) discussion (Life, ii.248), although rejecting Daines Barrington's claim that woodcocks and suchlike birds do not migrate (a topic that had preceded the mention of conglobulating swallows), he makes no reply to Goldsmith's assertion (which closes the subject) that |there is a partial migration of the swallows; the stronger ones migrate, the others do not.'