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Synonyms for covert

Synonyms for covert

existing or operating in a way so as to ensure complete concealment and confidentiality

lying beyond what is obvious or avowed

something that physically protects, especially from danger

a hiding place

Synonyms for covert

a flock of coots

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a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something

secret or hidden

(of a wife) being under the protection of her husband

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It was at this identical spot that the unfortunate Andre was captured, and under the covert of those chestnuts and vines were the sturdy yeomen concealed who surprised him.
And while the king, protected from observation by the thick covert of an enormous lime, pressed La Valliere to his breast, with all the ardor of ineffable affection, Colbert tranquilly fumbled among the papers in his pocket-book and drew out of it a paper folded in the form of a letter, somewhat yellow, perhaps, but one that must have been most precious, since the intendant smiled as he looked at it; he then bent a look, full of hatred, upon the charming group which the young girl and the king formed together - a group revealed but for a moment, as the light of the approaching torches shone upon it.
Little John also flew toward the covert like a greyhound, while the Sheriff and his men gazed after him all bewildered with the sudden doing.
Thus the Sheriff and a score of men ran away from Robin Hood and Little John; so that when Will Stutely and a dozen or more of stout yeomen burst from out the covert, they saw nought of their master's enemies, for the Sheriff and his men were scurrying away in the distance, hidden within a cloud of dust like a little thunderstorm.
As soon as they had passed the fence they all spread out evenly and quietly, without noise or talk, along the road and field leading to the Otradnoe covert.
Take the covert at once, for my Girchik says the Ilagins are at Korniki with their hounds.
The oasis of the Otradnoe covert came in sight a few hundred yards off, the huntsmen were already nearing it.
Leaped a fearful place; what a sight when they rushed from the covert.
I rose hastily, and was striding forward, when I distinctly noticed a covert movement somewhere near the middle of the carriage, and heard a low gurgle, which was instantly suppressed.
I can tell this by the air of tender sadness pervading his letters; and by the fact of his so seldom mentioning my husband, and generally evincing a kind of covert bitterness when he does refer to him; as well as by the circumstance of his never coming to see me when Mr.
Trillium Covert," they read, in quaint carved letters under the eave of the porch.
Jack Hastings had fallen in love with Clara, the talk ran on; then, visiting at Trillium Covert, he had fallen in love with Sonoma Valley and bought a magnificent home ranch, though little enough he saw of it, being away over the world so much of the time.
They've been three years searching for it--I forgot to tell them we had searched ten years for Trillium Covert.
A covert glance at her face, as he walked beside her, showed him that she had not expected his ready assent to that proposition.
As he watched her with another covert look, he saw a certain ambitious triumph in her face which no assumed coldness could conceal.