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Coved

Cove \Cove\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coved (k?vd); p. pr. & vb. n. Coving.] (Arch.) To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove.

The mosques and other buildings of the Arabians are rounded into domes and coved roofs.
--H. Swinburne.

Coved ceiling, a ceiling, the part of which next the wail is constructed in a cove.

Coved vault, a vault composed of four coves meeting in a central point, and therefore the reverse of a groined vault.

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coved

vb. (en-past of: cove)

Usage examples of "coved".

The plaster walls are white and pure, and the ceiling is gently coved, as in the oldest churches, and there is a deep coved shell where once the altar stood, which makes a well for sound, so that one footfall there echoes softly throughout the entire place.

  Except for two adjustable lamps, one over the desk and the other over the repeater console, the room was illuminated by coved radiating tubes along the intersection of ceiling and walls, a standard practice in all of the galleries, tunnels, and cells of the Hive.

  He turned on the lab's coved lights, got to his feet slowly, and crossed to the female form sagging in the chair.

Except for two adjustable lamps, one over the desk and the other over the repeater console, the room was illuminated by coved radiating tubes along the intersection of ceiling and walls, a standard practice in all of the galleries, tunnels, and cells of the Hive.

He turned on the lab's coved lights, got to his feet slowly, and crossed to the female form sagging in the chair.

Above, a coved ceiling projected through the upper floor, and had set in it the light towards which the Regent had directed her notice.

All the couches and chairs were of ivory figured with black, and the daylight was admitted only through the lights in the several coved roofs, and through the stained-glass window above one of the staircases.

The chief's chamber, which was small and coved like a bear cave, suddenly felt as hot and dangerous as a firepit primed with fat.

But Jon Wing chose a snug little bay just a stone's throw down the coast and coved the boat for the night.

Several places they coved for the night provided remarkable catches of fine-tasting fish of several kinds - some of which no one had ever seen before.

The ceiling was deeply coved, and from it hung five magnificent chandeliers.

He had booked a table for them in a small, quiet restaurant where they were shown to an al coved table.

The red glowing ceiling was not a surface, but an intricately coved and recoved three-dimensional fractal.