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covert

1. Law See feme covert Compare discovert
2. a thicket or woodland providing shelter for game
3. short for covert cloth
4. Ornithol any of the small feathers on the wings and tail of a bird that surround the bases of the larger feathers
5. a flock of coots

Covert

 

a closely woven worsted or semiworsted fabric, usually made in a serge twill or uncomplicated diagonal weave. A monotone woof shot and a warp, twisted from two threads of different colors, are used. Each thread of the warp may consist of either two worsted threads or one worsted and one cotton thread. The surface of covert cloth has a finely variegated design. Covert comes in various colors, usually in gray-green, beige-brown, and steel-blue tones. It is used for coats and suits. There is also cotton covert (an imitation of worsted covert), which is used primarily for raincoats.

covert

[′kō·vərt]
(ecology)
A refuge or shelter, such as a coppice, for game animals.
(textiles)
A tightly woven woolen twill fabric made by using a single-color yarn for filling threads and yarns in two different shades in the warp.
References in classic literature ?
She consulted his face when she could do so covertly, as she worked or read, and could make nothing of it.
Quilp, however, without uttering another word, withdrew his eyes from the small servant, stroked his chin more thoughtfully than before, and then, bending over the note as if to direct it with scrupulous and hair-breadth nicety, looked at her, covertly but very narrowly, from under his bushy eyebrows.
But she was then covertly filmed enjoying a family holiday in a motorhome to France, where she was seen rowing a dinghy and cycling, a misconduct hearing was told.
However investigators covertly observed him walking without a limp and with a bag on his shoulder and driving to Eley Hawks where he worked as a quality control operator.
Searching covertly should have lasted just He said: "It's to warn them that we are looking or whether we go about doing it more covertly and it is that sort of choice that gets made.
report released November 26, 2013 revealed that Iran is covertly working with North Korea on a new 80-ton rocket booster that can be used in both nations' long-range missile programs.
AP) -- A judge in western Michigan has sentenced a podiatrist doctor from suburban Chicago to 9 months in jail for covertly videotaping members of a community college wrestling team while they showered.
Addressing a public gathering here on Thursday, he disclosed that those who looted the national exchequer during past five years are conniving together covertly even today.
Medication had been administered covertly without the necessary processes being followed.
The firm s computer forensics services will enable the commission to collect proof from a computer system by covertly examining it and its contents, while moreover keeping intact the integrity of the original data.
Addressing a public gathering in Sariab Mill area on Wednesday, he observed that Baloch nation has been serious challenges for a long time now however warned that establishment has changed its tactics now and some so called political parties have been covertly assigned the task to sow the seeds of conflict and disunity in the province.
Prosecutors also claimed suspects were covertly recorded discussing methods, recruitment, arms acquisition and even their willingness to accept bad publicity for killing a PSNI officer.