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To protect or shelter; to make good; to insure. To cover a check means to deposit sufficient funds in a bank account to pay the amount written on a check or checks.

The right of a purchaser to buy goods other than those that were originally contracted for as a remedy in the event of a breach of contract by the seller.

In contract law concerning sales transactions, the Uniform Commercial Code provides that a buyer may use cover for protection in an action for breach of a sales contract. The person may, in Good Faith, purchase substitute goods when a seller violates their contract by failure to deliver goods. The buyer may then recover the difference between the original goods or contract price and the cost of cover.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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says his dealers use a system called the "pool within a pool" to help hide the cover tracks. "If you took a free-form pool and made a rectangle around it in the concrete, you'd have a step up," he says.
Sources on the show say Matt's desire to be original will have to take a back seat if Simon believes a cover track is the way to go.
And as the foursome launched into a number of new and cover tracks, screams echoed around the Arena.
"I might have to do an acoustic version." While he might become Hairy Spice, Dave revealed he willnever cover tracks from his former band, Nirvana.
Typically, it's the affluent clients who are more amenable to a costly procedure, such as hiding the cover tracks. Many homeowners on a budget may have to forego such luxuries, though.