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    instrumental case used to mean like or similar?

    hi,
    Is the instrumental case used to mean like or similar? i've seen this before but here's an example:
    Замесили горячий воздух лопасти, одна за другой отрывались машины, и потянулись стайкой прочь

    стайкой- like a small flock?

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    Well, you pretty much answered yourself. Yes, that's a common practice to use the instrumental case for comparison. That sounds a bit literary.
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