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Covey

a flock of birds; a brood or hatch of birds; a family, party, or set of persons or things. See also bevy, company, covert.

Examples: covey of coxcombes, 1590; of new doctrines, 1641; of fiddlers, 1616; of girls; of grouse; of mathematicians, 1616; of partridges, 1440; of ptarmigan, 1835; of sage hens, 1868; of trumps [playing cards], 1839; of victims, 1827.

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covey

cov·ey / ˈkəvē/ • n. (pl. -eys) a small party or flock of birds, esp. partridge. ∎ fig. a small group of people or things.

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covey

covey brood of partridges, etc. XIV. — OF. covee (mod. couvée) :- Rom. *cubāta hatching, f. L. cubāre lie.

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covey

coveynavvy, savvy •ave, Garvey, Harvey, larvae, Mojave •bevvy, bevy, Chevy, heavy, levee, Levi, levy, top-heavy •envy •cavy, Davy, Devi, gravy, navy, slavey, venae cavae, wavy •bivvy, chivvy, civvy, divvy, Livy, privy, skivvy, spivvy •Sylvie • ivy • grovy •groovy, movie •covey, lovey, lovey-dovey, luvvy •anchovy • Muscovy • Pahlavi •curvy, Nervi, nervy, scurvy, topsy-turvy

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