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covey


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Covey  \Cov"ey\  (k?v"?),  n.  [OF.  cov?e,  F.  couv?e,  fr  cover,  F. 
  couver,  to  sit  or  brood  on  fr  L.  cubare  to  lie  down  cf  E. 
  incubate.  See  {Cubit},  and  cf  {Cove}  to  brood.] 
  1.  A  brood  or  hatch  of  birds;  an  old  bird  with  her  brood  of 
  young;  hence  a  small  flock  or  number  of  birds  together; 
  --  said  of  game;  as  a  covey  of  partridges.  --Darwin. 
 
  2.  A  company;  a  bevy;  as  a  covey  of  girls.  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Covey  \Cov"ey\,  v.  i. 
  To  brood;  to  incubate.  [Obs.] 
 
  [Tortoises]  covey  a  whole  year  before  they  hatch. 
  --Holland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Covey  \Cov"ey\,  n. 
  A  pantry.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Parker. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  covey 
  n  1:  a  small  collection  of  people 
  2:  a  small  flock  of  grouse  or  partridge 




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