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sord

[ sawrd ]
/ sɔrd /
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noun Rare.

a flight or flock of mallards.

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Origin of sord

First recorded in 1425–50; late Middle English sourde; origin uncertain; perhaps from Middle English so(u)rden “to arise, originate, come (from), soar up (of a hawk),” from Old French so(u)rdre, from Latin surgere “to rise, get up”
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Example sentences from the Web for sord

  • I'm gwine to bring yer a yankee sord when we whups em and drives um tuther side o' de Pokomuc river.'

    The Broken Sword|Dennison Worthington
  • Hed hand Fosh his sord or whissel or whatever it is that Generals carry nowdays.

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