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 for Covering party
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cover \Cov"er\ (k?v"?r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Covered (-?rd);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Covering.] [OF. covrir, F. couvrir, fr. L.
     cooperire; co- + operire to cover; probably fr. ob towards,
     over + the root appearing in aperire to open. Cf. Aperient,
     Overt, Curfew.]
     1. To overspread the surface of (one thing) with another; as,
        to cover wood with paint or lacquer; to cover a table with
        a cloth.
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     2. To envelop; to clothe, as with a mantle or cloak.
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              And with the majesty of darkness round
              Covers his throne.                    --Milton.
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              All that beauty than doth cover thee. --Shak.
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     3. To invest (one's self with something); to bring upon
        (one's self); as, he covered himself with glory.
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              The powers that covered themselves with everlasting
              infamy by the partition of Poland.    --Brougham.
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     4. To hide sight; to conceal; to cloak; as, the enemy were
        covered from our sight by the woods.
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              A cloud covered the mount.            --Exod. xxiv.
                                                    15.
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              In vain shou striv'st to cover shame with shame.
                                                    --Milton.
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     5. To brood or sit on; to incubate.
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              While the hen is covering her eggs, the male . . .
              diverts her with his songs.           --Addison.
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     6. To overwhelm; to spread over.
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              The waters returned and covered the chariots and the
              horsemen.                             --Ex. xiv. 28.
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     7. To shelter, as from evil or danger; to protect; to defend;
        as, the cavalry covered the retreat.
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              His calm and blameless life
              Does with substantial blessedness abound,
              And the soft wings of peace cover him round.
                                                    --Cowley.
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     8. To remove from remembrance; to put away; to remit.
        "Blessed is he whose is covered." --Ps. xxxii. 1.
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     9. To extend over; to be sufficient for; to comprehend,
        include, or embrace; to account for or solve; to
        counterbalance; as, a mortgage which fully covers a sum
        loaned on it; a law which covers all possible cases of a
        crime; receipts than do not cover expenses.
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     10. To put the usual covering or headdress on.
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               Cover thy head . . .; nay, prithee, be covered.
                                                    --Shak.
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     11. To copulate with (a female); to serve; as, a horse covers
         a mare; -- said of the male.
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     To cover ground or To cover distance, to pass over; as,
        the rider covered the ground in an hour.
  
     To cover one's short contracts (Stock Exchange), to buy
        stock when the market rises, as a dealer who has sold
        short does in order to protect himself.
  
     Covering party (Mil.), a detachment of troops sent for the
        protection of another detachment, as of men working in the
        trenches.
  
     To cover into, to transfer to; as, to cover into the
        treasury.
  
     Syn: To shelter; screen; shield; hide; overspread.
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