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 for Hidden fifths
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hidden \Hid"den\, p. p. & a.
     from Hide. Concealed; put out of view; secret; not known;
     mysterious.
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     Hidden fifths or Hidden octaves (Mus.), consecutive
        fifths or octaves, not sounded, but suggested or implied
        in the parallel motion of two parts towards a fifth or an
        octave.
  
     Syn: Hidden, Secret, Covert.
  
     Usage: Hidden may denote either known to on one; as, a hidden
            disease; or intentionally concealed; as, a hidden
            purpose of revenge. Secret denotes that the thing is
            known only to the party or parties concerned; as, a
            secret conspiracy. Covert literally denotes what is
            not open or avowed; as, a covert plan; but is often
            applied to what we mean shall be understood, without
            openly expressing it; as, a covert allusion. Secret is
            opposed to known, and hidden to revealed.
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                  Bring to light the hidden things of darkness.
                                                    --1 Cor. iv.
                                                    5.
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                  My heart, which by a secret harmony
                  Still moves with thine, joined in connection
                  sweet.                            --Milton.
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                  By what best way,
                  Whether of open war, or covert guile,
                  We now debate.                    --Milton.
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