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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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Tip thought this strange Army bore no weapons whatever; but in this he was wrong.
General Jinjur immediately mounted the stump of a tree and addressed her army.
said those who had listened; but Tip thought most of the Army was too much engaged in chattering to pay attention to the words of the General.
The boy followed after them, carrying several baskets and wraps and packages which various members of the Army of Revolt had placed in his care.
Followed by her Army the General now rushed to the gateway, where she was confronted by the Royal Army of Oz -- which was the other name for the Soldier with the Green Whiskers.
But when the army is restless and distrustful, trouble is sure to come from the other feudal princes.
3) He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks.
It is wonderful how soon he transformed this rough mob of country people into the semblance of a regular army.
Washington had not been long at the head of the army," proceeded Grandfather, "before his soldiers thought as highly of him as if he had led them to a hundred victories.
But as the enterprise was very hazardous, he called a council of all the generals in the army.
He had commanded the troops before Washington's arrival Another was General Charles Lee, who had been a colonel in the English army, and was thought to possess vast military science.
Washington soon discovered him to be one of the best officers in the army.