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Quoin. n.s. [coin, Fr.]

  1. Corner.

    A sudden tempest from the desert flew
    With horrid wings, and thundered as it blew,
    Then whirling round, the quoins together strook.
    Sandys.

    Build brick houses with strong and firm quoins or columns at each end. Mortimer's Husbandry.

  2. An instrument for raising warlike engines. Ainsworth.

Sources: Ainsworth, Robert (56) · Mortimer, John (62) · Sandys, George (23)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Quoin." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 30, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6725.


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