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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.
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SMDs have unique properties of day and night covertness and inband radiant output that make them extraordinarily well suited to the modern warfighting challenge.
Also, the potential exists for alerting the subject of the investigation to law enforcement's interest, which conceivably could compromise the covertness of not only the surveillance but the entire case.
64) Yet another significant finding of this study is the negative relationship between the traditional covertness and low visibility of plea bargaining procedures and public support for plea bargaining (Table 4).
A seeming necessity to collude with the closet, to abide by a bygone covertness surrounding same-sex behavior, inevitably complicates the unearthing of queers from yesteryear.
The covertness of the arrangement is still objectionable, but the consequences are not as serious.
It seems to me to suggest rather covertness and a constant shadow of secrecy.
These included the small sample size, time constraints for data collection, geographic constraints, covertness, and selective media.
The covertness of this slow learning process is relevant to two groups: driver examiners and novice drivers.
How is this assessment made, given the covertness of opportunism and the customary lack of such information in the public domain?
These accounts suggest that the agency may be able to perform information-gathering tasks more effectively than high-profile action projects whose covertness can easily be shed, hence the book is relevant to the current debate over the proper role of the CIA in the post-Cold War era.
Moreover, the element of covertness usually associated with upajapa is totally left out of this equation;(22) it is thus astonishing that Berkemer nevertheless uncritically accepts Wink's equation, whilst drawing attention (p.