Bevy

Bev"y

(), n.;
pl. Bevies ().
[Perhaps orig. a drinking company, fr. OF. beve (cf. It. beva) a drink, beverage; then, perh., a company in general, esp. of ladies; and last applied by sportsmen to larks, quails, etc. See Beverage.] 1. A company; an assembly or collection of persons, especially of ladies.
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What a bevy of beaten slaves have we here !
Beau. & Fl.
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2. A flock of birds, especially quails or larks; also, a herd of roes.
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