He was even in debt for coving's labor; overdrawn on it without enough money to pay.
He was talking to coving as though they had years—not as though their time had run out.
The couch was overturned, with its coving and pillows strewn about.
I think I shoud some marshas helen a pray the Drom and coving the collas out of the pub.
early 14c., "den, cave," from Old English cofa "small chamber, cell," from Proto-Germanic *kubon (cf. Old High German kubisi "tent, hut," German Koben "pigsty," Old Norse kofi "hut, shed"). Extension of meaning to "small bay" is 1580s, apparently via Scottish dialectal meaning "small hollow place in coastal rocks" (a survival of an Old English secondary sense).
"fellow, chap," slang from at least 1560s, said to be from Romany (Gypsy) cova "that man."