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 Couvade (2 syl.).Cov’enanters. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cove (1 syl.).
 
An individual, as a flash cove (a swell), a rum cove (a man whose position and character is not quite palpable), a gentry cove (a gentleman), a downy cove (a very knowing individual), etc. (Gipsy, cova, a thing; covo, that man; covi, that woman.)   1
 


 Couvade (2 syl.).Cov’enanters. 

 
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