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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COVE

Though the cove was more quiet than the ocean, yet it was fearful enough, even there.

I don't like that schooner, Jess, and its ugly crew, lying there in the Cove.

Beyond, on the waters of the Cove, the Southern Cross rode at anchor.

By the time Dan was put ashore on the beach of the Cove it was afternoon.

No cove, no creek even, opened its friendly arms to receive them.

The dory itself, with the oars in her, was moored in the cove.

He could not bathe in the cove because Miss Graham would be there.

If he wished to swim in that cove, no matter who might be there, he was perfectly free to do it.

He turned and began to swim in the opposite direction, up the cove.

"I'm going to that beach over there," she said, pointing across the cove.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "den, cave," from Old English cofa "small chamber, cell," from Proto-Germanic *kubon (cf. Old High German kubisi "tent, hut," German Koben "pigsty," Old Norse kofi "hut, shed"). Extension of meaning to "small bay" is 1580s, apparently via Scottish dialectal meaning "small hollow place in coastal rocks" (a survival of an Old English secondary sense).

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