Examples of covey in a Sentence
A covey of schoolchildren approached.
A covey of reporters came to the event.
Recent Examples of covey from the Web
Mr. Barrett was, by example, a tutor to a covey of ambitious interns and journalism students, despite a hair-trigger temper.
Wildlife such as speedy roadrunners, coveys of quails and scampering desert cottontail rabbits can be spotted.
Thirteen resident coveys—a hundred and twenty-one quail—ranged over the area.
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Origin and Etymology of covey
Middle English, from Anglo-French covee sitting (of hen), from cover to sit on, brood over, from Latin cubare to lie
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of covey for English Language Learners
: a small flock of birds
: a small group of people or things
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