Andrine lay motionless, half-covered by the water that was colored red by her own blood and the blood of her friends.
The carriages are half-covered ones, with seats for two, and are drawn by a pair of mules, on one of which the driver rides.
The walls of baked clay had been whitewashed and were half-covered with bright flowers.
Gray-covered heaps were sprawled upon the shore, some half-covered by the incoming tide, others entirely awash.
The other represents a dead body on a rug, half-covered with a shroud.
Their garments were badly tattered, and their half-covered feet were bleeding.
His cheeks were sallow and half-covered with black whiskers, the brows were lowering, the eyes deep-set and singular.
He came down into the half-covered cabin which formed the forward part of the Ajax.
There a priest touches a fair maiden's bosom, which is half-covered with a 'scapulier.'
They infested the streets and the squares, and were devoured by vermin, and half-covered with rags.
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.