M. Douglas Wray

Bevy

Joe Walsh and Family

My cousin Joe and his immediate family:

Pictured left to right, Leslie, Megan, Joe, Casey, Laura, and Annie.

…a veritable bevy…

3 definitions found 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.

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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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From WordNet (r) 2.0 :

bevy

n 1: a group of girls or young women

2: a flock of quail

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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