coign


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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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It turns out that three churches have been getting cheap town centre parking on Sundays - Trinity Methodist Church, the Anglican Christ Church, and Coign Church, which says of itself "We seek to be an Antioch church, a family of believers being equipped and released to Kingdom ministry and mission.
The roof of the necessary structure at the end of the court had been turned into an impromptu gallery, and there a solid mass of male youth had gained a coign of vantage.
But now, O solemn mirror of the mind, Now it is I am weak, and thou art strong, Keep me a coign of clearness and be kind
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.