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army

a group of hippopotami; for full appreciation of this irregular collective noun a lyrical pronunciation of hippopotarmy is needed.
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Her project, modeled after the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps (which put vast armies of young Americans to work on environmental projects), would organize high school and college students around the country in a voluntary workforce to protect the nation's natural resources; at the same time, students would be encouraged to consider careers in conservations.
Early pioneers of canning were packing `bully beef' in the 1870s for Arctic expeditions and the product sustained vast armies in both great wars.
Not surprisingly, in talk-of-the-town cases, vast armies of conscript material--l,017 in the Menendez double trial--must be screened in search of the few, the humble, the ill-informed.
From waging all-out combat among Middle-earth's vast armies to controlling your favorite heroes and characters to managing the forces and resources of your side, the fate of a living, breathing Middle-earth is in your hands.