With the coup enacted, though, the response even among the toughs, at Rabaa at least, seemed one of apprehension.
After all, the coup seemed to enjoy substantial public support.
But the manner in which the two technology mavens administered their coup de grâce only two months later has left a bitter taste.
Rumors spread from Foggy Bottom after the coup that arms shipments may be curtailed.
Since the July coup, the Egyptian military has cracked down on tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border.
Later events have made such an explanation seem less persuasive, after the coup d'état at Sian in December, 1936.
He admitted that Malcolmson's coup was exceedingly well conceived.
Urūj had made his first coup, and he did not hesitate to follow it up.
"My mother says your mother's coup, is n't half so stylish as ours," put in Alice.
To-morrow night I will finish this wrestle with my own folly; I will give the coup de grce to my imagination.
c.1400, from Old French coup, colp "a blow, strike" (12c.), from Medieval Latin colpus, from Vulgar Latin colapus, from Latin colaphus "a cuff, box on the ear," from Greek kolaphos "a blow, slap." Meaning "a sudden decisive act" is 1852, short for coup d'etat. In Modern French the word is a workhorse, describing everything from a pat on the back to a whipping, and is used as well of thunder, gusts of wind, gunshots, and chess moves.