The time seemed now propitious for the coup de main which Washington had of late been meditating.
He had driven her into a corner, and it was time for the coup de main.
The Puritans, about six hundred in number, assaulted the castle, and endeavoured to carry it by a coup de main.
The outworking of the coup de main was a triumph for the old borderer's shrewd generalship.
I shall never have done hoping that my countrymen will contrive some coup de main for the wretches at Newport.
As matters stood, however, he thought the only chance of throwing the stranger off his guard was to take him by a coup de main.
Such things do sometimes happen; but have we not examples of still more extraordinary captures by a coup de main?
A band of misguided enthusiasts attempted to establish German unity Revolt at Frankfort by a coup de main.
We took the citadel, after a slight fusillade, and by a coup de main.
If it cannot be taken by a 'coup de main,' patience and perseverance may in the end prevail.