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synonyms for covey

  • brood
  • bunch
  • herd
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How to use covey in a sentence

The dogs have struck the running trail, and their action is totally different from what it was with the first covey.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCEVARIOUS
Now Sancho comes up and catches the cold trail, for a covey has certainly been in that place to-day.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCEVARIOUS
From the grass nine Indians arose, stooped, and scuttled off like a covey of running quail.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
We were just in time to see Pritchard disappear into a vineyard, and a moment afterwards he raised a covey of partridges.
THE ANIMAL STORY BOOKVARIOUS
If spared by boys and house cats until the hunting season began he would captain a covey.
THOSE TIMES AND THESEIRVIN S. COBB
Thus a partridge will tumble along before a sportsman, in order to draw away the dogs from her helpless covey.
THE BOOK OF CURIOSITIESI. PLATTS
One startled bird would fly up, followed by several more; then a whole covey would disturb the rest of the flock.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
Knights, if I had known you would have let this covey of partridges sit thus long upon their knees under my signpost.
A SELECT COLLECTION OF OLD ENGLISH PLAYS, VOLUME 10 (OF 15)VARIOUS
The air, freshening with a coming covey of clouds, swayed the tops of the trees with mournful sound.
DAVID DUNNEBELLE KANARIS MANIATES
Kim ducked under a Mewar camel-driver's greasy armpit and cannoned off a covey of jabbering Sikh matrons.
KIMRUDYARD KIPLING
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO COVEY

  • assembly
  • association
  • bevy
  • body
  • bunch
  • clique
  • club
  • cluster
  • collection
  • company
  • corps
  • coterie
  • covey
  • crew
  • gang
  • gathering
  • horde
  • menagerie
  • outfit
  • party
  • society
  • troop
  • troupe
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