coign

[ koin ]
/ kɔɪn /
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noun, verb (used with object)

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coign

coigne

/ (kɔɪn) /

noun

variant spellings of quoin
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Word Origin and History for coign

coign


n.

archaic spelling of quoin (q.v.), surviving only in Shakespeare's coign of vantage ("Macbeth" I.vi.), popularized by Sir Walter Scott, properly "a projecting corner" (for observation).

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