from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An advantageous position.
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- n. a good position for observation, judgment, criticism, action, etc.
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The big ox! cried Molly now, looking from her coign of vantage down the wide, grass-grown lane between the booths.
[Page 57] it was felt by propagandists of diverse social theories that the new Settlement would be a fine coign of vantage from which to propagate social faiths, and that a mere preliminary step would be the conversion of the founders; hence I have been reasoned with hours at a time, and I recall at least three occasions when this was followed by actual prayer.