Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An underlying covering; specifically, the coat of soft hair, fur, or wool which forms the chief covering of many mammals, overlaid and hidden by long, coarse hairs. The fur of the beaver and otter, the woolly coat of the musk ox, and the fleece of the Cashmere goat are familiar examples.

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Examples

  • The New York Times today runs just a short story on the Globe negotiations, sticking to a pattern of undercovering what's happening here.

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  • A third of Americans say news organizations are undercovering the war, a

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • And given the fact also that we're undercovering a lot of foreign news, this was a lot of resources and a lot of money to be spent.

    CNN Transcript Jul 27, 2008

  • Clinton also faulted The Times for undercovering various comments by Obama about the war, including some about the 2002 Iraq War resolution, the source says.

    Horses Mouth March 16, 2007 11:25 AM

  • And he was flayed of the Persians, and of his skin was made to the king of Persia an undercovering, and thus he died cursedly.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • Cashmere wool is a fine, downy undercovering, obtained by combing the fleece of a goat native to the Kashmir Valley in India.

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  • After woefully undercovering the scandal in its news pages, The Journal's editorial page is now leaping to the defense of its owner.

    NYT > Home Page

  • "You can criticize us for many things, but undercovering this movement is not among them," she said, adding that The Times had published at least 160 separate pieces on Occupy Wall Street, including blog posts and opinion articles.

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  • It's made of foam and neoprene with a taxidermic plastic undercovering and weighs about 150 pounds.

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