bevy (n.) Old form(s): beavy, Beuy
company [of maidens], gathering
H8 I.iv.4[Guilford to the ladies, of Wolsey] None here, he hopes, / In all this noble bevy, has brought with her / One care abroad
TNK IV.i.71[Wooer to all, reporting the Gaoler's Daughter's words] I'll bring a bevy, / A hundred black-eyed maids
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