coign of vantage love

coign of vantage


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An advantageous position.

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  • noun a good position for observation, judgment, criticism, action, etc.


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  • Example: There was a great plenty of of pictures on the walls, on the shelves of the mantelpiece, and around generally; where coign of vantage offered were statuettes, and quaint and pretty gimcracks, and rare and costly specimens of peculiarly devilish china.

    - Mark Twain, The Loves of Alonzo Fitz

    June 22, 2009