Covered way(Fort.), a corridor or banquette along the top of the counterscarp and covered by an embankment whose slope forms the glacis. It gives the garrison an open line of communication around the works, and a standing place beyond the ditch. See Illust. of Ravelin.

(Cov"er*er) n. One who, or that which, covers.

(Cov"er*ing), n. Anything which covers or conceals, as a roof, a screen, a wrapper, clothing, etc.

Noah removed the covering of the ark.
Gen. viii. 13.

They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have no covering in the cold.
Job. xxiv. 7.

A covering over the well's mouth.
2 Sam. xvii. 19.

(Cov"er*let) n. [F. couvre-lit; couvrir to cover + lit bed, fr. L. lectus bed. See Cover.] The uppermost cover of a bed or of any piece of furniture.

Lay her in lilies and in violets . . .
And odored sheets and arras coverlets.

(Cov"er*lid) n. A coverlet.

All the coverlid was cloth of gold.

(Cov"er-point`) n. The fielder in the games of cricket and lacrosse who supports "point."

Coversed sine
(Co*versed" sine) [Co- (=co- in co- sine) + versed sine.] (Geom.) The versed sine of the complement of an arc or angle. See Illust. of Functions.

(Cov"er-shame`) n. Something used to conceal infamy. [Obs.] Dryden.

(Cov"ert) 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.

Whether of open war or covert guile.

2. Sheltered; not open or exposed; retired; protected; as, a covert nook. Wordsworth.

Of either side the green, to plant a covert alley.

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.

(Cov"ert), n. [OF. See Covert, a.]

(Cov"er*cle) n. [OF. covercle, F. couvercle, fr. L. coöperculum fr. coöperire. See cover] A small cover; a lid. [>Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Cov"ered) a. Under cover; screened; sheltered; not exposed; hidden.

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