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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Bevy \Bev"y\, n.; pl. Bevies. [Perhaps orig. a drinking
company, fr. OF. bev['e]e (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.
What a bevy of beaten slaves have we here ! --Beau.
2. A flock of birds, especially quails or larks; also, a herd
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