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coign

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

/kɔɪn/
noun
1.
variant spellings of quoin
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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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