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covert -- as in: a covert plan
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Oliver Twist
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  • ’The boy’s right,’ remarked Fagin, looking covertly round, and knitting his shaggy eyebrows into a hard knot.
  • A thick wood skirted the meadow-land in another direction; but they could not have gained that covert for the same reason.
  • During the silence, the Jew looked restlessly about the room, as if to assure himself that there were no appearances of Sikes having covertly returned.

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  • covert intelligence gathering
  • covert funding for the rebels

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