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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COVER

Pericles was usually represented with a helmet, to cover the deformity in his skull.

He looked above to estimate the ground he could cover on the morrow.

I have watched them cover their tracks with a cunning more than vulpine.

I was so enraged that she was not there, I wished to cover my face with my handkerchief.

And then, when the cover was removed, came the time of trial to your correspondent.

"Come, then," said he; and they ran together to the cover of the woods.

Add the salt and water, cover the dish and place in the oven.

Therefore, proceed to place the rubber and cover on the jar.

Then put the cover, or lid, on as in Fig. 13, but do not tighten it.

On some cookers, a thermometer is also attached to the cover.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-12c., from Old French covrir (12c., Modern French couvrir) "to cover, protect, conceal, dissemble," from Late Latin coperire, from Latin cooperire "to cover over, overwhelm, bury," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + operire "to close, cover" (see weir). Related: Covered; covering. Military sense is from 1680s; newspaper sense first recorded 1893; use in football dates from 1907. Betting sense is 1857. OF horses, as a euphemism for "copulate" it dates from 1530s. Covered wagon attested from 1745.

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