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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Covers were laid for
 
… Dinner was provided for… . A cover (couvert) in French means knife, fork, spoon, and napkin. Hence, mettre le couvert, to lay the cloth; and lever (or ôter) le couvert, to clear it away.   1
 


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