from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Something used to conceal infamy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Anything used to conceal shame or infamy, or prevent disgrace.
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Nay, commonly, all the natural man's duties are to hide some sin; his profession is only made use of for a cover-shame.
Does he put on holy garments, for a cover-shame of lewdness?
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