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synonyms for droves

  • collection
  • company
  • crowd
  • crush
  • drive
  • flock
  • herd
  • horde
  • mob
  • multitude
  • pack
  • press
  • rout
  • run
  • swarm
  • throng
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The expedition returned to Scotland laden with spoils, and bringing numerous captives and great droves of cattle.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
At Sandringham they have great droves of pigeons, which the entire family love and care for.
WAYS OF WAR AND PEACEDELIA AUSTRIAN
If ya would put' em through the chute, one at a time, 'stead of pushin' 'em up in droves, I could answer better.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
The animals generally travel in droves, and when one is seen it is quite safe to count upon a dozen, or a score, or even more.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
The slave traders would go there and get them and take them across the country in droves—just like you take a drove of cattle.
SLAVE NARRATIVES: A FOLK HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES FROM INTERVIEWS WITH FORMER SLAVESWORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION
Oxen were lowing, sheep bleating, as they stood in droves herded together for sacrifice.
SARCHEDONG. J. (GEORGE JOHN) WHYTE-MELVILLE
These nomadic peoples maintained rich droves of cattle, and grew great quantities of corn.
HISTORY OF JULIUS CAESAR VOL. 1 OF 2NAPOLEON III, EMPEROR OF THE FRENCH, 1808-1873.
Coloured voters were brought in droves, by their Northern fuglemen, to polling-places which were guarded by United States troops.
AMERICA TO-DAY, OBSERVATIONS AND REFLECTIONSWILLIAM ARCHER
We also met two or three droves of mountain horses, a hundred or more to the drove.
WHERE HALF THE WORLD IS WAKING UPCLARENCE POE
We saw large droves of mountain sheep, or bighorn, and thousands of antelope.
EARLY WESTERN TRAVELS 1748-1846, VOLUME XXXJOEL PALMER
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