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COVERT, BARON. A wife; so called, from her being under the cover or protection of her husband, baron or lord.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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'Don't forget that the products were only brought into the ports in containers for inspection by the covert. The products have not yet being scheduled to any shipping line.
The Coverts feature a shortened grip for deep concealment.
Kahr has expanded its polymer-frame P-series with the introduction of two new models, the P9 Covert and P40 Covert.
BVC said the Coverts violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, breached their fiduciary duties, and violated their duty to be faithful servants when they formed CCC in 1997 while still working for BVC.
The Coverts denied BVC's allegations but decided that settling the case was $30,000-$40,000 cheaper than going to trial, according to their attorney, Perry Young of Benton.
Conducted by a group called Vermont Coverts (coverts, which is pronounced like "cover," with a "t," signifies a protective thicket for wildlife) that dedicates itself to educating landowners about wildlife-friendly forest management, the workshop taught Clarkson how to manipulate his woods to enhance food supply, shelter, and other wildlife habitat essentials.
They have cut small patches to create deer browse, left brushy coverts for grouse and woodcock, encouraged beech and oak stands to increase food supply for bears, and left large stretches of maturing forest for more reclusive species like bears, thrush, and winter wrens.