cove


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cove \Cove\ (k[=o]v), n. [AS. cofa room; akin to G. koben
   pigsty, orig., hut, Icel. kofi hut, and perh. to E. cobalt.]
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   1. A retired nook; especially, a small, sheltered inlet,
      creek, or bay; a recess in the shore.
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            Vessels which were in readiness for him within
            secret coves and nooks.               --Holland.
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   2. A strip of prairie extending into woodland; also, a recess
      in the side of a mountain. [U.S.]
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   3. (Arch.)
      (a) A concave molding.
      (b) A member, whose section is a concave curve, used
          especially with regard to an inner roof or ceiling, as
          around a skylight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cove \Cove\, n. [A gypsy word, covo that man, covi that woman.]
   A boy or man of any age or station. [Slang]
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         There's a gentry cove here.              --Wit's
                                                  Recreations
                                                  (1654).
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         Now, look to it, coves, that all the beef and drink
         Be not filched from us.                  --Mrs.
                                                  Browning.
   [1913 Webster] Covelline
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cove \Cove\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coved (k?vd); p. pr. & vb. n.
   Coving.] (Arch.)
   To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in
   the form of a cove.
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         The mosques and other buildings of the Arabians are
         rounded into domes and coved roofs.      --H.
                                                  Swinburne.
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   Coved ceiling, a ceiling, the part of which next the wail
      is constructed in a cove.

   Coved vault, a vault composed of four coves meeting in a
      central point, and therefore the reverse of a groined
      vault.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cove \Cove\, v. t. [CF. F. couver, It. covare. See Covey.]
   To brood, cover, over, or sit over, as birds their eggs.
   [Obs.]
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         Not being able to cove or sit upon them [eggs], she
         [the female tortoise] bestoweth them in the gravel.
                                                  --Holland.
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