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  • n. Plural form of bevy.


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  • The parks are crowded with amusement seekers, some reading and playing games, some sewing, knitting, playing on musical instruments, dancing, sitting around tables in bevies eating, drinking, and gayly chatting.

    Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897

  • Or some old woman would come with her pails to the spring below, a curious and very old stone well, to which the cattle from the common often rushed down past me in bevies, and stood knee-deep, their mouths making glancing circles in the water as they drank.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • I'm talking about what should be one of your magazine's key objectives, which is to get husbands and wives out together in the wilds, or boyfriends and girlfriends, or moms and their kids, or fathers and their kids, and even, yes, beautiful bevies of sportsminded ladies.

    Ladies in distress! Rally up boys and girls!

  • There were more singers and musicians and artist folk, and bevies of young girls with their inevitable followings of young men, while mammas and aunts and chaperons seemed to clutter all the ways of the Big House and to fill


  • Hundreds of managers from BYD's 1,200 dealerships patiently waited for over an hour for Buffett to arrive, standing to applaud and snap pictures as he walked in with Wang while bevies of ladies clad in red and gilt gowns stood alongside.

    Backer Buffett Visits China Automaker BYD

  • However the interstate highway system that transformed American demography, culture and economics emerged in a bygone era of pax-Americana when bountiful amounts of federal money were available to finance road construction and bevies of well-trained and experienced road contractors were on hand to implement the program.

    Matthew Bergman: The Roads of Africa: Moving Beyond the Tragedy of the Commons

  • Sage, most of it is, and cheatgrass, but they have a few cottonwoods in a dry creekbed, and a graveyard of abandoned tires Herb is trying to clear, and whole bevies of quail that sometimes sprint across the driveway in the early morning.

    Memory Wall

  • I suspect that many of the lots, even large lots, literal bevies of luscious slaves, chained together forty or fifty in a lot, may end up being simply purchased by slavers at rock-bottom prices, for purposes of later speculation.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • He meets bevies of loan sharks and homosexual Nazis and pot-smoking girls (with whom he always has sex; there is a whole lot of sex in this book), to say nothing of a famous dead saxophone player and the gang of the Golden Fang (which is either a paranoid delusion, a murderous drug cartel or a tax shelter for dentists).

    Cool, Man

  • The Transom spotted the beautiful Argentine polo player and the face of Polo Ralph Lauren, Nacho Figueras, posing for photos with bevies of giddy ladies.

    Pretty Polo Players, Sans Ponies, Prance Around Soggy Hamptons


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  • Gasp.  I hate truncated, cutesy words like this. From Twitter:  Join us for some seasonal bites, bevies and banter. (It doesn't sound so bad in this context, more quaint).
    See bevy.

    December 10, 2016

  • spotted as short for beverages. or short for bevvies

    December 9, 2016