FW: [Annelida] Collective nouns?

Andy Mackie via annelida%40net.bio.net (by Andy.Mackie from museumwales.ac.uk)
Mon May 18 02:08:24 EST 2009

There is a Somerset/Devon phrase "a clat of worms" for a bunch of worms used for clatting (catching eels).

>From "A Crash of Rhinoceroses: A Dictionary of Collective Nouns" By Rex Collings, Bellew Publishing, London 1992


From: annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu [annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Brian Paavo [paavo from benthicscience.com]
Sent: 17 May 2009 11:02
To: annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
Subject: [Annelida] Collective nouns?


During a recent, mostly frivoulous, discussion a colleague asked me
about marine collective nouns.  I suddenly realised that I didn't know
of any accepted collective nouns for single species or multispecies
aggregations of worms.  I've always used generalised (e.g. aggregation)
or structure specific (e.g. mat) terms.  That night we decided on a
'wiggle' of worms for a multispecies multitude.  I searched annelida
archives and didn't find any reference to collective nouns.  Online I found:

bed, bunch, clat, clew (http://mindprod.com/jgloss/collectivenouns.html)
knot, bryce

and other circular references to these.  I saw clew and knot reported
most commonly, but as I've never heard a wormer use those terms in any
but a nautical sense I'm doubtful.  Is there an accepted collective
noun?  Should there be?  Does anyone use one?


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