Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as covered way (which see, under cover, transitive verb).

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Swedish garrison, ordered by the cunning Risingh not to fire until they could distinguish the whites of their assailants 'eyes, stood in horrid silence on the covert-way until the eager Dutchmen had ascended the glacis.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8

  • In order to protect the masonry of the scarp, engineers first lowered the cordon to the level of the covert-way.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 531, March 6, 1886

  • It was three o'clock when Washington and Rochambeau, accompanied by their staffs, came out of the covert-way which permitted entrance and egress to a French redoubt, from the trenches in its rear, and infantry and gunners came to the

    Janice Meredith

  • Reinecke, where he hopes to be snug among the labyrinthine windings, and innumerable starting-holes, as the old apologue has it, of his ballium, covert-way, and donjon keep.

    Prose Idylls, New and Old

  • It was a high thing -- the breach thus made, the horn-work was soon to be carried, and there could be no doubt of a safe lodgement in the covert-way.

    Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II. Or, The Rambles And Adventures Of Bob Tallyho, Esq., And His Cousin, The Hon. Tom Dashall, Through The Metropolis; Exhibiting A Living Picture Of Fashionable Characters, Manners, And Amusements In High And Low Life (1821)

  • The Swedish garrison, ordered by the cunning Risingh not to fire until they could distinguish the whites of their assailants 'eyes, stood in horrid silence on the covert-way, until the eager Dutchmen had ascended the glacis.

    Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete

  • Dorothy discovered a little Eden of her own, to which no discernible covert-way led, for it was not conspicuous enough to obtain mention in the little gratis guide which the hotel furnished -- a pamphlet on coated paper filled with half-tone engravings, and half-extravagant eulogies of what it proclaimed to be, an earthly paradise, with the rates by the day or week given on the cover page to show on what terms this paradise might be enjoyed.

    A Rock in the Baltic

  • “The Swedish garrison, ordered by the cunning Risingh not to fire until they could distinguish the whites of their assailants’ eyes, stood in horrid silence on the covert-way, until the eager

    Washington Irving

  • “The Swedish garrison, ordered by the cunning Risingh not to fire until they could distinguish the whites of their assailants 'eyes, stood in horrid silence on the covert-way, until the eager Dutchmen had ascended the glacis.

    Washington Irving

  • "The Swedish garrison, ordered by the cunning Risingh not to fire until they could distinguish the whites of their assailants 'eyes, stood in horrid silence on the covert-way, until the eager Dutchmen had ascended the glacis.

    Washington Irving

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