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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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How much more responsible it is to protect yourself first by simply taking cover while you decide if shooting is needed.
TAKING COVER Workman hands brolly to potential buyers
Challenging the owner, whilst taking cover and telling him that his dog was a danger, I was asked to whom it was a danger?
In both operations, the smugglers escaped by taking cover of heavy exchange of fire and darkness.
Baghdad, January 28, 2010, SPA -- An Iraqi police official said a sniper taking cover in a building in central Baghdad has opened fire on a checkpoint, according to AP.
Instead of taking cover, Mr MacWilliams went on the attack, Newcastle Crown Court heard today.
'This is not taking cover away, it is about finding a better location in the local area from which to deliver the service.'
The coroner asked him, 'Did you see the bullets land in any other area than the area where the people (were taking cover), say near Vehicle One?' He replied, 'No I didn't witness that at all.'
Business School researcher Martin Corbett reveals that firms are taking cover versions to the extreme by incorporating tunes and phrases from well-known Gospel and pop songs into new compositions.
Clawson survived the rainy night by taking cover under a rock outcrop.