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Many of these nouns, however, are used in the plural in some other sense.

a. The plural of a proper name may be applied to two or more persons or places, or even things, and so become strictly common: -

b. The plural of names of things reckoned in mass may denote particular objects: as, aera, bronze utensils, nivés, snowflakes; or different kinds of a thing: as, áerés, airs (good and bad).

c. The plural of abstract nouns denotes occasions or instances of the quality, or the like: -