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 for bevy
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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              What a bevy of beaten slaves have we here ! --Beau.
                                                    & Fl.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A flock of birds, especially quails or larks; also, a herd
        of roes.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bevy
      n 1: a large gathering of people of a particular type; "he was
           surrounded by a bevy of beauties in bathing attire"; "a
           bevy of young beach boys swarmed around him"
      2: a flock of birds (especially when gathered close together on
         the ground); "we were visited at breakfast by a bevy of
         excited ducks"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  91 Moby Thesaurus words for "bevy":
     a mass of, a world of, age group, army, assembly, band, battalion,
     body, brigade, bunch, cabal, cast, charm, clique, cloud, cluster,
     clutter, cohort, company, complement, contingent, corps, coterie,
     covey, crew, crowd, detachment, detail, division, faction, fleet,
     flight, flock, flocks, gaggle, gang, group, grouping, groupment,
     hail, hive, host, in-group, jam, junta, large amount, legion, lots,
     many, masses of, mob, movement, muchness, multitude, murmuration,
     nest, numbers, out-group, outfit, pack, party, peer group, phalanx,
     plague, platoon, plurality, posse, quantities, quite a few,
     regiment, rout, ruck, salon, scores, set, shoal, skein, spring,
     squad, stable, string, swarm, team, throng, tidy sum, tribe, troop,
     troupe, watch, wing, worlds of
  
  

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