gaggle (plural gaggles)
- A group of geese when they are on the ground or on the water.
- Any group or gathering of related things; bunch.
- 2014 June 7, Vicki Woods, “Sadness, and a surprise, at the 9/11 Museum”, in The Daily Telegraph, page 24:
- There were no signs and no one quite knew how to navigate the museum, including, as it was Fleet Week, gaggles of boyish sailors all in their summer whites. It looked like a Frank Sinatra movie.
group of geese
- To make a noise like a goose; to cackle.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
- 1733, Jonathan Swift, "A New Simile for the Ladies with Useful Annotations by Dr. Sheridan", note 7 (in The Poems of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. II):
- When a friend asked Socrates, how he could bear the scolding of his wife Xantippe? he retorted, and asked him, how he could bear the gaggling of his geese?
cackle — see cackle