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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. While one should be wary of the traveling group, the arch cove who orchestrates them is especially dangerous. See him there? He's the group's arch cove and is not to be trusted under any circumstances.
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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.
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He added, "This year, we have seen a 58 percent yearonyear growth spike in sales from real estate and golf club shares worth P400 million, attributed to both domestic and foreign investors." Anvaya Cove Golf and Sports Club has sold more than 750 shares.
Ayala Land Premier's first venture into leisure real estate development, Anvaya Cove is a 470hectare seaside residential community located in Morong, Bataan.
Narra Grove lots sit 100 to 120 meters above sea level, offer breathtaking horizon views, and are nearest to the Anvaya Cove main gate.
"The concept of CoVEs is particularly important as CoVEs increase proactive employer and provider engagement to underpin, develop and strengthen innovative and flexible approaches to meet the nation's current and future skills needs."
As a result of this response to the White Paper, the new standard will replace the previous work on the Quality Mark and CoVEs, becoming the LSC's recognised quality requirement in distinguishing the best employer-facing, sector-specialised provision.
The new standard will be tested from November 2006 and a number of North-East CoVEs will be involved in this trial, which will involve CoVEs specialising in Information Communication Technology, Construction and Engineering.
The CoVE aims to produce appropriately qualified and skilled workers with excellent employment and career prospects.
Matt Johnson, CoVE manager, said: "With our CoVE status we have been able to develop and enhance existing specialised vocational training; focusing on meeting skills needs of employers locally, regionally and nationally."
For more information about the CoVE in Repair and Refurbishment of Buildings, contact Matt Johnson on 024 7624 3242.
In the 1950s Braun returned to the central Appalachian coves to examine a second-growth forest that remained "mixed mesophytic." In the 1990s, however, ecologists are warning that this second-growth forest could be suffering a fatal blow from nitrogen emissions and sulfate issuing from electrical and chemical plants in the Kanawha, Ohio, and Tennessee river valleys.
The fertile coves that once replenished the eastern deciduous forests teem with plants, wildlife, and ruins that are touchstones to community history and values.
There are places for bears to den, bedding and feeding areas for deer, and coves for harvesting ginseng, ramps, bloodroot, yellow root, woolly britches (a spring green) and molly moochers (morel mushrooms), and for relishing moccasin flowers (yellow orchids), and lady's slippers (pink orchids).
Sheila Fleming, CoVE manager at the LSC Coventry and Warwickshire, said: "This event was the ideal opportunity for all people who already have a vested interest in CoVEs to meet each other to share ideas and successes, and at the same time meet those who want to discover more information about CoVEs.
Employer Joanne Cadman, change manager, from TNT Logistics, said: "CoVEs are extremely important in raising awareness of local skill shortages, helping to bridge the gap between school and college, and above all raise awareness of industries, such as logistics, that will need talented youngsters to survive."