Also, cover the territory or waterfront. Be comprehensive. For example, The review course will cover the field very well, or Bob’s new assignment really covers the territory, or The superintendent’s speech covered the waterfront on the drug problem. These expressions all employ the verb cover in the sense of “extend over” or “include,” a usage dating from the late 1700s, with the nouns (field, ground, territory, waterfront) each meaning “whole area.”
noun 1. a text that conceals an encoded message.
- Covert couture
noun the design and making of custom-made, high-quality clothing and accessories Examples Gucci might make you a covert-couture handbag just like the one in the store but add a monogrammed lining. Usage Note covert-couture adj
noun 1. a cotton, woolen, or worsted cloth of twill weave, the warp being of ply yarns one of which may be white. noun 1. a twill-weave cotton or worsted suiting fabric Sometimes shortened to covert
Coxiella Cox·i·el·la (kŏk’sē-ěl’ə) n. A genus of filterable parasitic bacteria containing small rod-shaped or coccoid, gram-negative cells; it includes the species that causes Q fever in humans.