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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  &  Fl 
 
  2.  A  flock  of  birds,  especially  quails  or  larks;  also  a  herd 
  of  roes. 




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