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Definition of "covin" []

  • Fraud, deception (noun)

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Use "covin" in a sentence
  • "These were the real Dark Ages, when intimations were frequently made from the Glendevon and other pulpits that the minister and session would be glad to receive information against suspected witches, and when the common pricker who pricked poor witches "with lang preins of thrie inches" to discover the marks of Satan, was specially busy in the vale of Devon, where in a record year no less than sixteen of the local "covin" were burned."
  • "Surely not; I naturally assumed – in keeping with the tawdry corporate sponsorship covin – that it was on consignment from ACoC."
  • "The shearmen who cut the nap of woolen cloth were “wont to go to all the vadletts within the City of the same trade, and then, by covin and conspiracy between them made, they would order that no one among them should work, or serve his own master, until the said master and his servant, or vadlett, had come to an agreement.”"