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Cover

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.

cover

(Pretext), noun alleged reason, camouflage, claim, disguise, excuse, guise, mask, obtegere, operire, pretense, profession, screen, sham, subterfuge, velare

cover

(Protection), noun blanket, coating, covering, coverture, guard, integument, safeguard, sheath, shelter, shield, veneer

cover

(Substitute), noun alternate, alternative, equivvlent item, exchange, replacement, similar item, stand-in, substitution

cover

(Conceal), verb becloud, befog, bury, cloak, curtain, disguise, enshroud, hide, keep out of sight, mask, obscure, put out of sight, screen, seclude, shroud, veil, velare
Associated concepts: cover one's assets

cover

(Guard), verb care for, defend, ensure, harbor, insure, keep in safety, keep safe from harm, keep under close watch, make safe, protect, safeguard, secure, sheathe, shelter, shield, take care of, watch over, wrap

cover

(Provide for), verb compensate for, insure, make compensation, make provision for, pay, recompense, replace, substitute, suffice to defray
Associated concepts: buyer's right to cover
See also: artifice, blind, camouflage, circumvent, cloak, close, clothe, comprehend, conceal, concealment, consist, disguise, embrace, encompass, ensconce, enshroud, envelop, guard, harbor, hedge, hide, include, incorporate, maintain, obfuscate, obliterate, obnubilate, obscure, occlude, outbalance, overlap, patrol, penumbra, perambulate, pretense, pretext, protect, protection, publish, safeguard, screen, seal, seclude, shelter, shield, shroud, shut, spread, sustain, veil
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The material for cover-ups varies enormously, but most is cotton-based and can be a solid weave or transparent, almost gauze-like.
The cover-ups came to light as a result of the death of a young mother in Yokohama in 2002 who was hit by a wheel that flew off a heavy Mitsubishi Fuso truck with a faulty hub.
It's an easy adjustment for women, who often look forward to emerging from the winter cover-ups.
GAIL GROSSMAN FREYNE'S article ("An Arabesque is not an Apology," Autumn 2003) is as smart a treatment of the issues related to clergy sexual abuse and episcopal cover-ups as I have read.
Fortunately, the record has revealed that an entire decade has elapsed in which sexual abusers have been totally restrained; however, the victims have not been relieved of suffering from the cover-ups that continue to date and they are seeking justice from the corporate bodies.
The magazines have survived a number of historical attempts to curb our activities--efforts that are always motivated by the very things that we hope to uncover: fear of exposure, cover-ups and a desire to keep the Japanese public in the dark.
To prevent cover-ups of reactor facility defects by operators, the government revised two laws last December to place company inspections in the framework of law and toughen punishments for violators.
Michael s ucceeds in letting Nora know about both these cover-ups, and he comes up with a creative new way to update the magazine, too.
These efforts provoke stonewalling, cover-ups, and harassment from the plant's management as well as suspicion and hostility from her blue-collar colleagues, most of whom are more frightened by the prospect of a plant closure than the probability of exposure and contamination.
The focus this year has been on the Roman Catholic Church as one case after another of pedophilia and church cover-ups came to light.
Other newspapers are looking into allegations of similar conduct by priests and cover-ups by bishops in other cities.
American military failures--such as blunders in the Civil War and killings of civilians in Vietnam--were kept quiet by official cover-ups.