Coign

Definition of Coign

Pronunciation: koin
n.1.A var. spelling of Coin, Quoin, a corner, wedge; - chiefly used in the phrase coign of vantage, a position advantageous for action or observation.
From some shielded nook or coign of vantage.
- The Century.
The lithosphere would be depressed on four faces; . . . the four projecting coigns would stand up as continents.
- Nature.
2.an expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to lock up a form within a chase.
3.the keystone of an arch.

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coigne, quoin, wedge
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