Covert

Cov"ert

, n. [OF. See Covert, a.] 1. A place that covers and protects; a shelter; a defense.
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A tabernacle . . . for a covert from storm.
Is. iv. 6.
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The highwayman has darted from his covered by the wayside.
Prescott.
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2. [Cf. F. couverte.] (Zol.) One of the special feathers covering the bases of the quills of the wings and tail of a bird. See Illust. of Bird.
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