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Being in a secret place; conducted secretly.
(usually prenominal) informal furtive or secretive
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|Adj.||1.||hole-and-corner - relating to the peripheral and unimportant aspects of life; "a hole-and-corner life in some obscure community"- H.G.Wells|
|2.||hole-and-corner - conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"|
clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hush-hush, undercover, underground, secret, surreptitious, hugger-mugger
covert - secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"