verb (used with object)
- cloacal membrane,
- cloacal plate,
- cloak fern,
Origin of cloak
Examples from the Web for cloak
Some have innocuous-seeming URLs like cardpool.com or giftcardgranny.com, which cloak the sinister operations.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is the conspiratorial mind using skepticism as a cloak for intellectual laziness.
Arm people with a cloak of anonymity and a shield of non-accountability, and watch the cavalcade of crazy charge.Solange Is Blue Ivy’s Mom and Other Crazy Conspiracy Theories|Kevin Fallon|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Defending diversity, not a tool of oppression hidden beneath a cloak called “justice” or “equality.”Female Journalist Gets Rape Threats Over Comic Book Criticism|Tauriq Moosa|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, on the stand, Morris presents his version of the facts under the cloak of immunity.‘You’re a F—cking Liar’: Whitey Bulger and the FBI’s Sordid History|T.J. English|July 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Gretel, as soon as she saw what was up, begged to be taken along, and found a cloak for herself in the room.The Road to Paris|Robert Neilson Stephens
Mr. Woodcourt, disregarding my remonstrances, had hurriedly taken off his cloak and was putting it about me.Bleak House|Charles Dickens
He flung from him the bit of the girl's cloak which, ripped and shredded as though by a powerful hand, cried disaster.Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England
She threw back the wimple from her head, and pulling away her cloak, tossed it on to the bed.Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini
With these words she put aside the veil and dropped the cloak from her shoulders.Wonder Tales from Many Lands|Katharine Pyle
Word Origin for cloak
late 13c., "long, loose outer garment," from Old North French cloque (Old French cloche, cloke) "travelling cloak," from Medieval Latin clocca "travelers' cape," literally "a bell," so called from the garment's bell-like shape (the word is thus a doublet of clock (n.1)). An article of everyday wear in England through 16c., somewhat revived 19c. as a fashion garment. Cloak-and-dagger (adj.) attested from 1848, said to be ultimately translating French de cape et d'épée, suggestive of stealthy violence and intrigue.
Other "cloak and dagger pieces," as Bouterwek tells us the Spaniards call their intriguing comedies, might be tried advantageously in the night, .... ["Levana; or the Doctrine of Education," English translation, London, 1848]
c.1500, from cloak (n.). Figuratively from 1540s. Related: Cloaked; cloaking.