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.
under cover of that you can remain, until we three have finished our affair and rejoin you.
The chances are Rock's in the clear with a 'dummy' or else his property is all under cover.
In half a minute Hughs came out from under cover of the railings and followed.
He accordingly had them removed, under cover of darkness, to the houses of his friends.
It was a comfort and a relief to sit there unseen, under cover of the night.
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.