With the coup enacted, though, the response even among the toughs, at Rabaa at least, seemed one of apprehension.
Jamie Malanowski has been an editor at Spy, Time and Playboy, and is the author of the satirical novel The coup.
But the manner in which the two technology mavens administered their coup de grâce only two months later has left a bitter taste.
After all, the coup seemed to enjoy substantial public support.
Since the July coup, the Egyptian military has cracked down on tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border.
Later events have made such an explanation seem less persuasive, after the coup d'état at Sian in December, 1936.
Let this man show himself, and the success of his coup was assured.
Urūj had made his first coup, and he did not hesitate to follow it up.
The wily Winston equally determined, on chatting about the "coup."
To-morrow night I will finish this wrestle with my own folly; I will give the coup de grce to my imagination.
c.1400, from Old French coup, colp "a blow, strike" (12c.), from Medieval Latin colpus, from Vulgar Latin colapus, from Latin colaphus "a cuff, box on the ear," from Greek kolaphos "a blow, slap." Meaning "a sudden decisive act" is 1852, short for coup d'etat. In Modern French the word is a workhorse, describing everything from a pat on the back to a whipping, and is used as well of thunder, gusts of wind, gunshots, and chess moves.