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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A featured story in a magazine that concerns the illustration on the cover.
  • n. A false story intended to deceive or mislead: The spy's cover story required posing as a diplomat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A story that appears on the front page of a publication.
  • n. A fictitious account that is intended to hide one's real motive.


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