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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cover.
 
To break cover. To start from the covert or temporary lair. The usual earth-holes of a fox being covered up the night before a hunt, the creature makes some gorse-bush or other cover its temporary resting-place, and as soon as it quits it the hunt begins.   1
 


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