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coup d'essai

[koo de-se] /ku dɛˈsɛ/
noun, plural coups d'essai
[koo de-se] /ku dɛˈsɛ/ (Show IPA).
a first attempt.
Origin of coup d'essai
literally, trial stroke Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In six minutes no other effect was produced than a warmth upon the skin, and I feared that this coup d'essai had failed.

    A Book about Doctors John Cordy Jeaffreson

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