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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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Damage Characteristics of Different Covering Positions. The failure modes of shell subjected to underwater explosion can be divided into three modes [30]:
They were quick to funnel bodies back into covering positions and block up the spaces and channels.
?Based in Sealand, Flintshire, 3R Consulting offer a comprehensive recruitment service covering positions in the key areas in Sales, Engineering, IT and Business Support across the UK.
"We'll keep drilling in what we want defensively from him, his one on one play and covering positions and I have no doubt that it won't be long before we see a really top-class acquisition."
Carsten Kengeter, head of UBS's investment bank, did an 'excellent job' in covering positions after the crisis , Villiger said.
Bamba brought down Nade after Stewart played the ball inside the Hibs defender and Richmond deemed it a scoring opportunity, despite Rob Jones and Chris Hogg both being in covering positions.