from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. any point of support or basis of operations, as a rallying point.
- See under appui.
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It was a difficult point, as the London Mission was reasserting a claim to the Loyalty Isles, and the hopes of making them a point d'appui were vanishing; but these men and their wives could not but be accepted, and Simeona was preparing for baptism.