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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

bang-up cove

obsolete A stylish and well-groomed man who is spendthrift with his money and means. "Bang up" is an obsolete slang word for being extravagant or very fine, and "cove" is a British slang word for a man. My word, that dashing gentleman is certainly a bang-up cove; he has purchased food and drink for all of the patrons in the tavern.
See also: cove
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To solve this problem, King Cove residents have sought to build a one-lane, gravel road from King Cove to Cold Bay, across the two-mile-wide isthmus that links the towns.
Whatever Cove manager Scott Edwards said to his team at half-time worked as they looked a much better team in the second half.
UBS is financial adviser to PTTEP, while Standard Chartered Bank is advising Cove.
Don't miss Howie Mandel performing at Cove Haven Resort - tickets are free with all Weekend Getaways.
PTT said the directors of Cove would unanimously recommend that shareholders of the London-listed company accept its bid and said they had withdrawn their previous recommendation for the Shell offer.
Cove boss Don Sheran said: "The football we played with 10 against 11 was superb.
Judy Wasilchuk will assume the responsibilities of branch manager, a role she fulfilled at Cove Point Realty, helping to spearhead the integration efforts.
Trainers at Discovery Cove, for example, sometimes have to stay overnight at the park to care for the dolphins and to clean up for the next day.
I would definitely recommend working with a CoVE to other organisations.
We did so soon after hauling the kayaks out at Willow Cove, which lies next to a prime diving spot called Mike Nelson Rock (named for Lloyd Bridges' character in the 1960s TV show ``Seahunt,'' scenes of which were filmed at Catalina).
The Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge, only 10 miles as the crow flies from the fishing village of Homer, was worlds away from the rat race I was leaving behind for a week.
Two bodies were found yesterday in a cove where two teenage boys were swept off a rock into the sea during a storm six days ago.
13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good Morning America's host Ginger Zee took the plunge with Stuart Cove and dozens of sharks in the Bahamas.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years; a daughter, Debra and her husband Alphonse Calvanese of Longmeadow, MA; two sons, Steven Cove and his wife Karen of Leicester, MA and Gary Cove and his wife Michelle of Wilbraham, MA.
9 billion takeover of Cove Energy after a five-month battle.