arch cove

arch cove

obsolete The leader of a male band of thieves or gypsies. The arch cove kept the audience dazzled and distracted while his gang went through and pickpocketed the crowd.
See also: arch, cove
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The model also has the original proscenium arch cove, hand-crafted washbasins and toilets, heating and cooling systems, a restaurant, box of-fice and a spiral metal staircase like the one inside the back of the real cinema today.