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Definition of coign (Meaning of coign)
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Coign Coign (koin), n.
	     A var. spelling of {Coin}, {Quoin}, a corner, wedge; --
	     chiefly used in the phrase coign of vantage, a position
	     advantageous for action or observation.
	     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
	
	           From some shielded nook or coign of vantage. --The
	                                                    Century.
	     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
	
	           The lithosphere would be depressed on four faces; . . .
	           the four projecting coigns would stand up as
	           continents.                              --Nature.
	     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
	
	     2. an expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to
	        lock up a form within a chase.
	
	     Syn: quoin, coigne.
	          [WordNet 1.5]
	
	     3. the keystone of an arch.
	
	     Syn: quoin, coigne.
	          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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