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Sep 15, 2005
This week's theme
Collective nouns

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sounder
covey
skein
bevy
skulk

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bevy

(BEV-ee) Pronunciation RealAudio

noun:
1. A group of birds or animals, especially larks, quail, or roe buck.
2. A group or collection.

From Middle English bevey.

"A bevy of birds, winging silently across the sky on a clear moonless night, is like a shipful of sailors in the middle of the sea."
Kathy Wollard; They're No Birdbrains On a Trip; Newsday (New York); Jun 24, 1997.

See more usage examples of bevy in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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