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nide (nyde) noun

A nest or brood of pheasants.

[Latin nidus, nest.]

"It was those birds that inspired Draper to start his own `nide' - flock, in more common parlance - of pheasants." Vanessa Thorpe, Pheasants looking forward to Christmas, Independent on Sunday, 19 Oct 1997.

This week's theme: collective nouns for birds and animals.

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When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. -Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968)


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