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Covert Cov"ert, n. [OF. See Covert, a.] 1. A place that covers and protects; a shelter; a defense. A tabernacle . . . for a covert from storm. --Is. iv. 6. The highwayman has darted from his covered by the wayside. --Prescott. 2. [Cf. F. couverte.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the special feathers covering the bases of the quills of the wings and tail of a bird. See Illust. of Bird., Covert Cov"ert (k?v"?rt), a. [OF. covert, F. couvert, p. p. of couvrir. See Cover, v. t.] 1. Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised. How covert matters may be best disclosed. --Shak. Whether of open war or covert guile. --Milton 2. Sheltered; not open or exposed; retired; protected; as, a covert nook. -- Wordsworth. Of either side the green, to plant a covert alley. --Bacon. 3. (Law) Under cover, authority or protection; as, a feme covert, a married woman who is considered as being under the protection and control of her husband. Covert way, (Fort.) See Covered way, under Covered. Syn: Hidden; secret; private; covered; disguised; insidious; concealed. See Hidden.

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- secret , covert clandestinity , the diriment impediment in the canon law of the roman catholic church , clandestinity (canon law)
- according to the u.s. department of defense dictionary of military and associated terms , a covert operation (also as coveops or covert ops
- a covert feather or tectrix on a bird is one of a set of feather s, called coverts (or tectrices), which as the name implies, cover other
- false flag (or black flag) describes covert military or paramilitary operation s designed to deceive in such a way that the operations
- the central intelligence agency operates a clandestine service (ncs to collect human intelligence and perform covert operation s the
- james paul 'jimbo' covert (born march 22, 1960) is a former american college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle
- covert is a town in seneca county , new york , usa . the population was 2,227 at the 2000 census. the current town supervisor is michael
- in computer security , a covert channel is a type of computer security attack that creates a capability to transfer information objects
- covert township is a civil township of van buren county in the u.s. state of michigan . as of the 2000 census , the township population
- in espionage , agents under non-official cover (noc) are operatives who assume covert roles in organizations without ties to the government

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