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flower of the flock

The best person or thing in a group. Your cupcakes are just the flower of the flock—there is no better item at the bake sale. She's the best we've got, the flower of the flock, so you should absolutely put her on this case.
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birds of a feather flock together

People who have similar interests, ideas, or characteristics tend to seek out and/or associate with one another. I knew you and John would get along well—birds of a feather flock together, after all.
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Birds of a feather flock together.

Prov. Similar people tend to associate with each other. I always thought Amy was pretentious, and now she's going out with that snobbish boy, Louis. Birds of a feather flock together. George: Why do you think Donald is dishonest? Ned: All his friends are dishonest. Birds of a feather flock together.
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flock after someone or something

to follow someone or something in a group. The children flocked after the man playing the flute. Fans flocked after the movie star as he went from his limo into the hotel.
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flock around someone or something

to crowd around someone or something. All the children will flock around the magician to see how the tricks are performed. The guests flocked around the birthday cake.
See also: around, flock

flock in(to) (some place)

Fig. [for people] to move into some place in crowds. People were flocking into the store where everything was on sale.
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flock to someone or something

Fig. [for people] to come to someone or something in great numbers. Many people flocked to the shopping mall for the post holiday discounts. The kids flocked to the movie theater on Saturday afternoon.
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flock together

to gather together in great numbers. (*Typically said of birds and sheep.) A large number of blackbirds flocked together, making a lot of noise. Do sheep really flock together in a storm?
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birds of a feather (flock together)

Individuals of like character, taste, or background (tend to stay together), as in The members of the club had no trouble selecting their yearly outing-they're all birds of a feather . The idea of like seeks like dates from ancient Greek times, and "Birds dwell with their kind" was quoted in the apocryphal book of Ecclesiasticus. The full saying in English, Birds of a feather flock together, was first recorded in 1545.
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Notably these two new US patents, US 8,979,784 and US 9,011,358, have a broad scope of protection for the flocked swab device, in addition to the method of use of such device previously covered by the first two US patents.
COPAN's collaborative approach to pre-analytics has resulted in Flocked Swabs, ESwab, UTM(TM) and modular laboratory automation, WASP and WASPLab.
The Dusseldorf Court made clear at the hearing that Puritan's HydraFlock and PurFlock Ultra flocked swabs are flocked differently and do not have fibers in an ordered arrangement normal to the surface of the swab as claimed in claim 1 of the '787.
Sunday; $7 per tree, no flocked trees; Sheldon area only; proceeds go to purchase baseball equipment; 541-520-2961 or sheldonbaseball09@comcast.
Moreover, the nasopharyngeal flocked swabs were significantly more environmentally friendly, with a carbon footprint less than 5% of that involved in obtaining nasopharyngeal aspirates.
Cure conditions and other processing variables have a significant effect on the overall properties of the flocked materials.
COPAN Flocked Swabs have changed pre-analytics in Microbiology by giving clinicians an intuitive and easy to use sample collection tool that improves diagnostics.
Unlike traditional fiber swabs, COPAN Flocked Swabs (FLOQSwabs1/4a[thorn]) have no internal mattress core to trap the sample.
Girl Scout Celtic Patrol will pick up trees today; donations, $5 per tree, $8 for flocked trees.
of Louvain La Neuve, Belgium, has worked out the technology of fabricating flocked profiles using elastomeric alloy TPEs.
Unlike traditional fiber swabs, COPAN Flocked Swabs (FLOQSwabs™) have no internal mattress core to trap the sample.
The Chinese patent for the invention of flocked swabs for collection and transfer of biological samples is an important milestone for COPAN as it reinforces its position as a true inventor in the area of pre-analytics.
Boy Scout Troop 75 will pick up trees until Sunday; donations, $5 per tree, $10 for flocked tree.
May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Copan was recently granted the Australian patent for its line of flocked swabs.
8 and 9; donations, $5 for green trees, $7 flocked trees.