American forces swept in after midnight Sunday, under cover of darkness.
Then, under cover of the night, they went out and confronted the Italians.
under cover of anti-elitism, people like Sarah Palin love to conflate unearned privilege with hard-won educational achievement.
But under cover of this benign neglect, the region has dramatically changed, mostly for the better.
The Ranelagh, "a place of public entertainment," erected at Chelsea in 1742, was a kind of Vauxhall under cover.
Next morning, under cover of a thick fog, we besieged the city.
The chances are Rock's in the clear with a 'dummy' or else his property is all under cover.
After this it was resolved that they must again separate their quarters and get under cover in the villages.
He accordingly had them removed, under cover of darkness, to the houses of his friends.
The other passengers were under cover, and the decks seemed to be deserted.
mid-12c., from Old French covrir (12c., Modern French couvrir) "to cover, protect, conceal, dissemble," from Late Latin coperire, from Latin cooperire "to cover over, overwhelm, bury," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + operire "to close, cover" (see weir). Related: Covered; covering. Military sense is from 1680s; newspaper sense first recorded 1893; use in football dates from 1907. Betting sense is 1857. OF horses, as a euphemism for "copulate" it dates from 1530s. Covered wagon attested from 1745.
early 13c., in compounds, from cover (v.). Meaning "recording of a song already recorded by another" is 1966. Cover girl is U.S. slang from 1915, shortening of magazine-cover girl.