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A few months back Garland sent me the following comment: I have seen you use the word cove from time to time. What is the Appalachian connotation? The sailor in me sees a cove as a small sheltered bay. According to Google it also has some architectural meanings. I could find nothing relating to mountains or landscape. Perhaps you could explain in your next vocabulary. Thank You Garland —- As I read Garland’s question I immediately thought “Well a cove…

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