According to this article Elliott Moreton categorize particular group of words as "Stormy Petrels".
A stormy petrel, also known as a storm petrel, is an Atlantic seabird (also found in the Mediterranean). The term "stormy petrel" in general usage has come to refer to a harbinger of trouble; perhaps people believed that the bird was seen just before a storm. Sometime in the late '80s, Elliott Moreton came up with a category of words which can't be used except in the company of specific other words; having heard the word "petrel" only in the company of the word "stormy," he decided to call such items "stormy petrels." As it happens, there is such a thing as a petrel which isn't stormy, but the term was a catchy one so it stuck.
Examples of Stormy Petrels:
All MEEMIES are SCREAMING
All DURANCE is VILE
All RECRIMINATIONS are BITTER
Note: In example 3, the word recriminations do occur alone. Example taken from Oxford dictionary:
Meaning of Recriminations: An accusation in response to one from someone else.
Usage: "there are no tears, no recriminations."
Strong collocations are when particular words can collocate with very few words. These two words are usually fixed and restricted.
Examples of Strong Collocation(Check strong collocation):
Whisk an egg
So, what is the difference between "Stormy Petrels" and "Strong Collocation"? Or Are "Stormy Petrels" nothing, but "Strong Collocation"?