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From the French couvrir (to cover), also from the hunting term covert (a thicket that is a cover for game), covert cloth is true to its name—rugged and protective. It is woven in a twill weave and is usually of two colors for a marled effect. Originally always wool, worsted, or a wool/silk blend, covert can be made from manufactured fiber alone or in a blend with wool, sometimes also cotton.

Uses: Coats, suits, riding clothes

See also:

Wool covert cloth