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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cove  \Cove\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Coved}  (k?vd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Coving}.]  (Arch.) 
  To  arch  over  to  build  in  a  hollow  concave  form  to  make  in 
  the  form  of  a  cove. 
 
  The  mosques  and  other  buildings  of  the  Arabians  are 
  rounded  into  domes  and  coved  roofs.  --H. 
  Swinburne. 
 
  {Coved  ceiling},  a  ceiling,  the  part  of  which  next  the  wail 
  is  constructed  in  a  cove. 
 
  {Coved  vault},  a  vault  composed  of  four  coves  meeting  in  a 
  central  point,  and  therefore  the  reverse  of  a  groined 
  vault. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cove  \Cove\  (k[=o]v),  n.  [AS.  cofa  room  akin  to  G.  koben 
  pigsty,  orig.,  hut,  Icel  kofi  hut,  and  perh.  to  E.  cobalt.] 
  1.  A  retired  nook;  especially,  a  small  sheltered  inlet, 
  creek,  or  bay;  a  recess  in  the  shore. 
 
  Vessels  which  were  in  readiness  for  him  within 
  secret  coves  and  nooks.  --Holland. 
 
  2.  A  strip  of  prairie  extending  into  woodland;  also  a  recess 
  in  the  side  of  a  mountain.  [U.S.] 
 
  3.  (Arch.) 
  a  A  concave  molding. 
  b  A  member,  whose  section  is  a  concave  curve,  used 
  especially  with  regard  to  an  inner  roof  or  ceiling,  as 
  around  a  skylight. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cove  \Cove\,  v.  t.  [CF.  F.  couver,  It  covare  See  {Covey}.] 
  To  brood,  cover,  over  or  sit  over  as  birds  their  eggs. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  Not  being  able  to  cove  or  sit  upon  them  [eggs],  she 
  [the  female  tortoise]  bestoweth  them  in  the  gravel. 
  --Holland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cove  \Cove\,  n.  [A  gypsy  word  covo  that  man,  covi  that  woman.] 
  A  boy  or  man  of  any  age  or  station.  [Slang] 
 
  There's  a  gentry  cove  here  --Wit's 
  Recreations 
  (1654). 
 
  Now  look  to  it  coves,  that  all  the  beef  and  drink  Be 
  not  filched  from  us  --Mrs. 
  Browning. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cove 
  n  1:  a  small  arm  off  of  a  larger  body  of  water  (often  between 
  rocky  headlands)  [syn:  {inlet},  {recess}] 
  2:  small  or  narrow  cave  in  the  side  of  a  cliff  or  mountain 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cove,  AR  (town,  FIPS  15700) 
  Location:  34.43502  N,  94.40923  W 
  Population  (1990):  346  (170  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  71937 
  Cove,  OR  (city,  FIPS  16250) 
  Location:  45.29670  N,  117.80949  W 
  Population  (1990):  507  (201  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  97824 
  Cove,  TX  (town,  FIPS  17336) 
  Location:  29.81322  N,  94.82491  W 
  Population  (1990):  402  (152  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.2  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 




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