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 for masking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mask \Mask\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Masked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To cover, as the face, by way of concealment or defense
        against injury; to conceal with a mask or visor.
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              They must all be masked and vizarded. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To disguise; to cover; to hide.
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              Masking the business from the common eye. --Shak.
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     3. (Mil.)
        (a) To conceal; also, to intervene in the line of.
        (b) To cover or keep in check; as, to mask a body of
            troops or a fortress by a superior force, while some
            hostile evolution is being carried out.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of concealing the existence of something by
           obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns
           from enemy aircraft" [syn: cover, covering,
           screening, masking]
      2: the blocking of one sensation resulting from the presence of
         another sensation; "he studied auditory masking by pure
      3: scenery used to block the audience's view of parts of the
         stage that should not be seen [syn: masking piece,

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