1) A verb, used when a stallion was mated with a mare.

1614 my blacke meare covered with black Palmes, Brandsby

1704 asked if they would have their mare colted ... answered no ... but believed their neighbour John Midgley would have his covered, Cookridge

1785 I went with young Wibsy to be Cover’d the 1st time, Ovenden.

dates 1614 1704 1785

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