[ sawrd ]
/ sɔrd /
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a flight or flock of mallards.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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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