I want a non-specific collective noun that simply means: a group of a few things, i.e., can't be applied to two things, and does show a bias in favor of the smallness of the group.
So these are out:
- herd, army, etc. (specific)
- duo (two things only)
- group (two or more, biasless)
- collection (three or more, biasless)
- bunch (more than a few)