• WordNet 3.6
    • n cover-up concealment that attempts to prevent something scandalous from becoming public
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  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “I stay a little longer, as one stays, to cover up the embers that still burn.”
  • Edward R. Murrow
    Edward R. Murrow
    “Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit.”


In literature:

The roof wings are called wing covers, because they cover up these pretty inner wings.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
He found the enemy about two thousand strong, drawn up in a grove under cover of the guns of the fort.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
Only they aren't covered up with paper yet, if you want to see them.
"The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers" by Mary Cholmondeley
It was not long before she opened her eyes, threw up the cover of the coffin, and sat up, alive and well.
"Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm" by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
Meanwhile he ate stolidly and tried to cover up his interest in the conversation.
"The Time Traders" by Andre Norton
It snowed so much it covered up where they drug the horse and their tracks.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
He broke away from the clinch and sidestepped the bull-like rush of his foe, covering up as well as he could from the onset.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
I just had to keep covered up to prevent freezing.
"The Outdoor Girls in a Winter Camp" by Laura Lee Hope
Then he slipped forward keeping to cover until he came up to the bodies.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
With an instinctive movement of the hands he caught up the manhole cover, shield-like.
"Phantom Wires" by Arthur Stringer

In poetry:

Pried up the great rock, rolled it over
The door with an oath and a stamp;
"Stay there under that little cover,
And die of the mildew and damp,"
He shouted, "or give me the lamp!"
"Aladdin" by Clara Doty Bates
He covered the hole, and he patted it down,
Then he hobbled to his house and shut the door.
He tore up his coat and nailed it at the windows
That no beam of light should cross the floor.
"A Tale Of Starvation" by Amy Lowell
So I picked him up in a flannel jacket,
Well covered, lest he should bite me.
For I would have had to kill him if he'd bitten me, the
impure one. . . .
And he hardly stirred in my hand, muffled up.
"Man And Bat" by D H Lawrence
And here for a few minutes they kept themselves under cover,
While each man felt more anxious than another
To attack the merciless rebels while it was day,
Because their blood was up and eager for the fray.
"The Capture of Lucknow" by William Topaz McGonagall
He brought the fatal cup -
By its saucer covered up -
The Judge examined its contents with awful gravitee,
Then read the papers o'er,
But could not find a flaw:
"Wade in! Josephus Riley, from the North Countree."
"Josephus Riley" by Barcroft Henry Boake
"Thine eyes are like mine, and thou art bold;
Nay, heap not the dying fire;
It warms not me, I am too cold,
Cold as the churchyard spire;
If thou cover me up with fold on fold,
Thou kill'st not the coldness dire."
"The Homeless Ghost" by George MacDonald

In news:

Southwest Airlines apologizes after telling woman to cover up cleavage .
Two lawsuits accusing some York County school district employees of covering up hazing in the Clover High School football locker room has been dropped.
CLOVER (AP) — Two lawsuits accusing some York County school district employees of covering up hazing in the Clover High School football locker room has been dropped.
Cover-up, conspiracy, coincidence or common sense.
Robert Ehrlich says administration's actions point to a possible cover-up.
Chief says no cover-up, couldn't go forward.
Two former high-ranking Penn State officials accused of covering up child sex-abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky say an ex-university lawyer shouldn't testify at a hearing next month.
Obama, Hillary Clinton and the Benghazi cover -up's smoking gun.
Union claims ' cover -up' in Legionnaires' outbreak at Oakland VA hospital.
Affordable and fun swimsuit cover -ups.
Cool cover -ups go beyond the beach.
Of course no machine will cover up the noise of a fully crying toddler (trust me, we lived with some noisy babies in our day ) so the back up plan should be a crate of bribery Tootsie Pops.
The truth that was covered up by the media and the president, will now suddenly appear.
Giuliani calls White House's Libya explanation 'a deliberate attempt to cover up the truth'.
John McCain (R-Ariz.) says the administration was either trying to cover up what happened with the consulate attack in Benghazi or it handled it incompetently.

In science:

More precisely, one can cover P by the sum of a coarse progression and a small progression, where the diameter of the small progression is much smaller (by an arbitrarily specified factor of S ) than the spacing of the coarse progression, and that both of these quantities are close to R0 (up to a bounded power of SV ).
The condition number of a randomly perturbed matrix
We prove in Section 7 that if we run k = O(log n) random walks in parallel, starting from the center, then the cover time decreases by a factor of n from Θ(n2 ) to O(n), which corresponds to a speed-up exponential in k .
Many Random Walks Are Faster Than One
We are able to relate the speed-up on a graph to the ratio between cover time of the graph and the maximal hitting time of the graph as seen in Theorem 5 and further also to the mixing time of the graph.
Many Random Walks Are Faster Than One
So far we have seen only cases where the speed-up in cover time achieved by multiple random walks is considerable, i.e., at least linear.
Many Random Walks Are Faster Than One
Hence, the speed-up in a cover time starting from a particular vertex of a k-random walk compared to a random walk by a single token may be substantially larger than k .
Many Random Walks Are Faster Than One