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covey (s) (noun), coveys (pl)
1. A small number of game birds; such as, partridge, grouse, or quail: The loud noise frightened the covey of quail that dashed across the field for safety.
2. A small group of people or things: Sabina's niece had a small covey of carved birds on her bookshelf.
3. Etymology: from French covée, "brood" which came from Latin cubare, "to lie down".
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