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
Once plowed under, the coveys of quail and the flocks of pheasants disappeared Following World War II, Ohio's pheasant population was estimated at 5 million.
With a natural riparian area, the quail coveys are thriving, along with a family of California Greater Roadrunners, red-tail and cooper hawks, beneficial snakes like the coastal rosy boa, and the occasional golden eagle or snowy egret.
The third-largest newspaper corporation in the country in terms of circulation, McClatchy prints more than 3.2 million papers each day, read by millions more all over the world via a covey of Web sites on the Internet.
Wildlife such as speedy roadrunners, coveys of quails and scampering desert cottontail rabbits can be spotted.
Mr. Barrett was, by example, a tutor to a covey of ambitious interns and journalism students, despite a hair-trigger temper.
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Origin and Etymology of covey
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
COVEY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of covey for English Language Learners
: a small flock of birds
: a small group of people or things
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