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addaword.gifdefinition of murmuration

noun
a flock of starlings (=small European birds with dark shiny feathers)
The birds gather in magical shape-shifting flocks called murmurations, having migrated in the millions from Russia and Scandinavia to escape winter’s bite.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/11/2013 14:26:00
Definition of murmuration from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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