• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cover-point The fielder in the games of cricket and lacrosse who supports “point.”
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cover-point A fielder in the game of cricket who stands a little to the right of and behind point, and whose duty it is to stop and return all balls batted toward him. See cricket.
    • n cover-point In the game of lacrosse, a player who stands just in front of point, and who should prevent the ball from coming near the goal.
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In literature:

It is grey, irregularly striped, with ochre, and the wing-covers end in a sharp point.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Colloredo, covered by a strong rear-guard, threaded the pass of Dippoldiswald, and had Toeplitz, the point of reunion, in view.
"Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary, Visited in 1837. Vol. II" by G. R. Gleig
Point of union to be covered with grafting wax after binding with raffia.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting" by Various
And there was one more point to cover: courtesy.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
The 17th extended a line of skirmishers to cover their advance as they moved to the points of defence.
"A Soldier's Life" by Edwin G. Rundle
Another point is, that a felon who steals invariably covers up his crime.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
The boxes must be kept carefully covered, as I have already pointed out.
"Amateur Fish Culture" by Charles Edward Walker
I've got some important points to cover with him.
"Adaptation" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Mortars and cannon had been mounted on Aboukir point, but it was known that their range did not cover the head of the French line.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
One, a cylinder of what appeared to be wood, covered thickly with spinous points, hung against the wall.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
Right point to cover the right of the American bombing squad.
"Tam O' The Scoots" by Edgar Wallace
It is a fog-bank, covering several points of the compass.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
He reached the point, found it well covered with bushes, and drew the little raft into concealment.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
It may seem to cover hours or days or years of experience, but when we awake it has been only a point of time.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
From this point to the bead, cover the brass with paste and paper.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
One, a cylinder of what appeared to be wood, covered thickly with spinous points, hung against the wall.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
On the morning of the 23rd of December, we saw in the distance the snow-covered points of the mountains in the dreaded Staten-land.
"A New Voyage Round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26. Vol. 1" by Otto von Kotzebue
Off with the gun covers; slew the guns, and point them out through the ports.
"The First Mate" by Harry Collingwood
The point to remember here is that the Hydrographic Office prints Great Circle Sailing Charts covering all the navigable waters of the globe.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
The young soldier simply couldn't cover both points of attack.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock

In poetry:

Easy an act to cover him warm:
Such a lover's small success
Like the heaped mind so humble in sleep
But points our actual powerlessness.
"A Dream Observed" by Anne Ridler

In news:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare is the one health insurance plan that will cover virtually every American at some point in life, and Republican Mitt Romney is proposing the biggest changes since its creation nearly 50 years ago.
Utility workers the the power lines as snow covered debris from Superstorm Sandy lay on the side of a street following a nor'easter storm on Thursday in Point Pleasant, N.J.
Utility workers the the power lines as snow covered debris from Superstorm Sandy lay on the side of a street following a nor'easter storm, Thursday, Nov 8, 2012, in Point Pleasant, N.J.
A snow plower drives on New Jersey Avenue as snow covered debris from Superstorm Sandy lies on the sidewalk, Thursday, Nov 8, 2012, in Point Pleasant, N.J.
Safety tape warns of danger as snow covered debris from Superstorm Sandy lay in the middle of a street following a nor'easter storm, Thursday, Nov 8, 2012, in Point Pleasant, N.J.
OTTAWA—Arctic ice cover has melted to its lowest point in recent history, scientists say.
Associated Press Snow covers debris piles as floodwaters return to neighborhoods Wednesday in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.
Medium sized and bred to cover all terrain encountered by the walking hunter, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has been called the "4-wheel drive of hunting dogs" as he will enter briars or underbrush without hesitation.
Two reader questions give the rules a workout and point out a few features not covered in any beginner's guide to the rules.
And, we got to understand the many points of humour in a Norman Rockwell cover.
Most of us heard that at some point during childhood, be it from parent, teacher, or a one the felt-covered puppets on Sesame Street.
Gessler pointed to expenditures from discretionary funds by prior secretaries of state, although his office said records only go back five years, covering the term of his Democratic predecessor, Bernie Buescher.
Point your camera at a product's UPC (or cover, if it's a DVD or book) and Google Shopper will generate a list of prices at online retailers — from giants like Amazon and Walmart to niche sellers.
Long stretches of shoreline or points covered with rocks or pebbles can be good.
If the whole skeleton is covered with flesh, and new skeletal material can be added to any point on the whole skeleton , then as the colony grows upward and outward the base of the colony can be thickened and strengthened, too.

In science:

This is a topological cover of constant degree of D outside a finite set of points which includes the singular locus of D . 2.
The Hodge Conjecture for general Prym varieties
There is a point o of S over which the f restricts to the given semi-stable cover C → D .
The Hodge Conjecture for general Prym varieties
The result is classical for elliptic curves which can be considered as the Prym varieties associated with double covers of smooth rational curves branched at 4 points.
The Hodge Conjecture for general Prym varieties
Then we may assume that the base curve of the double cover has genus g at least 2 (else the Prym variety is just a point).
The Hodge Conjecture for general Prym varieties
It is in fact true in general that Σ is obtained from its cover ˆΣ as the fixed point set under an orientation-reversing involution.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
Let u and v be two adjacent lattice points (vertices), in the basic coordinate system, such that the edge connecting them is not covered by a domino.
Non-intersecting Paths, Random Tilings and Random Matrices
Thus one can consider an imaginary CP1 where the C∗ action covers the natural C∗ action on CP1 with limit points (t = 0, t = ∞).
Higgs Bundles and Four Manifolds
There are some points, however, which are not covered by the circles.
Duality Cascade and Oblique Phases in Non-Commutative Open String Theory
Similarly to the previous construction we can find an unramified cover ϕ : E → E such that the composition ϕ ◦ ι1 : C1 → E is ramified only over one point in E and the local ramification indices are still equal to 2.
Unramified correspondences
Moreover, ˜C is a double cover of E with ramification at most over the preimages in E of the points in Bran(σ) \ Bran(π).
Unramified correspondences
For example, cyclic coverings with ramification in 3 points, hyperbolic modular curves, etc.
Unramified correspondences
Then there exists an unram: Cr → C which dominates Er and has only even local ified cover τr ramification indices over some point in Er .
Unramified correspondences
Clearly, πλ exhibits each Eλ as a double cover of P1 and πλ has only simple double points for all λ.
Unramified correspondences
Lemma 4.3. — Let ι : C → Eλ be a double cover such that over at least one point in Bran(ι) the local ramification indices are even.
Unramified correspondences
Consider a domain of size l per dimension covered with a uniform mesh containing nx grid points, in the x-direction, separated by a distance δx, and an initial density perturbation with a characteristic size l0 = ψ l.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations