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expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to lock up a form within a chase


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the keystone of an arch


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Unlike the teacher of law, the poor lawyer occupies no Olympian coign of vantage outside the fray.
Madeleine Brindley picks Coign of Vantage by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Getty Museum, Malibu
developers of Web-based help desk, service and process management software solutions, has announced the release of COIGN Enterprise 2.
The old English, the descendents of Anglo-Norman colonists, had over the centuries become a degenerate people who had, through intermarriage, fostering, and the adoption of Gaelic customs such as coign and livery, "degenerated and grown almost mere Irish, yea and more malicious to the English than the very Irish themselves.
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From my coign of vantage, however-and in the experience of other New York clinicians--the system routinely defaults to the dictum: "When in doubt, transfer out.
It will come in the slaughter of the octopus, who like Aphrodite emerges from the sea and like Medusa is uniquely horrible: "up from some cold coign and dark lair of water,/ Ectoplasmic, snot-gray, the obscene of the life-wish"--as obscene as Freud interprets her, an interpretation Warren adopts and incorporates into another obscenity (at least he will in "Island of Summer" if not yet in Promises), that of the primal scene in which he sees himself as Perseus tracing his paternity to a golden shower, and finding to his horror (especially in "Island of Summer") yet another obscenity in the life-wish itself, for to live is inevitably to will the death of others.
Viewed from this coign of vantage, the FATF's latest efforts risk alienating those jurisdictions whose cooperation is critical in stamping out money laundering worldwide.
Like its sister novels, the third book of Eleanora Tate's South Carolina Trilogy exposes the intricate web of interconnections between family and community problems; simultaneously, it moves in a new direction to explore from an African-American child's coign of vantage increasingly complex issues of personal and social conscience.