Bev"y (?), n.; pl. Bevies (#). [Perhaps orig. a drinking company, fr. OF. bev'ee (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.]
A company; an assembly or collection of persons, especially of ladies.
What a bevy of beaten slaves have we here !
Beau. & Fl.
A flock of birds, especially quails or larks; also, a herd of roes.
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