/ (kɔɪn) /

  1. variant spellings of quoin

Words Nearby coign

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How to use coign in a sentence

  • From a sense of justice, I hastened to remunerate those who had been deprived of their coign of vantage, but, alas!

  • I went yesterday to the Piazza del Quirinale to see the royal processions come out of the palace and had a fine coign of vantage.

    Polly the Pagan | Isabel Anderson
  • John from a coign of vantage saw approaching a young man in a gray German uniform, followed by four hussars, also in German gray.

    The Hosts of the Air | Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The roar of the city mounted to their high coign only in a subdued murmur, as of the sea at a distance.

  • The lawyer jumped up and drew a protesting Emerald from her horsehair coign of vantage.

    Shadows of Flames | Amelie Rives