quoin

[kwˈɔ͡ɪn], [kwˈɔ‍ɪn], [k_w_ˈɔɪ_n]

Definitions of quoin:

  1.   To wedge or lock up a form within a chase. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   To support the breech of a cannon. – Newage Dictionary DB
  3.   ( architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4.   Originally, a solid exterior angle, as of a building; now, commonly, one of the selected pieces of material by which the corner is marked. – Newage Dictionary DB
  5.   to support and steady a stone. – Newage Dictionary DB
  6.   A wedge. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7.   To prevent casks from rolling. – Newage Dictionary DB
  8.   The corners of brick or stone walls in brick buildings, frequently formed of stones, laid in long and short courses; a wedge used to elevate a mortar or gun to a proper level; in printing, a small wedge used to tighten the pages of type within the chase. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9.   ( arch.) A wedge used to support and steady a stone: an external angle, esp. of a building: ( gun.) a wedge of wood or iron put under the breech of heavy guns or the muzzle of siege mortars to raise them to the proper level: ( print.) a wedge used to fasten the types in the forms. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10.   An instrument to raise anything; a wedge; a small wooden wedge used by printers to fasten the pages of type; the external angle of a wall. See Coin. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11.   expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to lock up a form within a chase – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12.   A wedgelike piece of stone, wood metal, or other material, used for various purposes – Newage Dictionary DB
  13.   The keystone of an arch. – Wordnet Dictionary DB

Usage examples for quoin:

  1. “ " No, sir," answered Quoin – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  2. “ " Ye're a fule, Quoin – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  3. Perhaps I should not exclude Quoin who still persisted, on every occasion, that there was a stowaway aboard. ” – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  4. Quoin stood out, and spoke for the crowd. ” – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  5. “ " I carn't understand 'ow it is ther Second Mate didn't 'appen to spot it," Quoin said, in a puzzled voice. ” – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  6. Quoin concluded the lighting of his pipe. ” – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  7. They were mounted on wooden truck carriages and were given elevation by handspikes applied under the breech, a quoin or a wedge shaped piece of wood being pushed in to hold the breech up in position. ” – Marvels of Modern Science by Paul Severing
  8. Run in the quoin and, blast the brig, give her a point- blanker! ” – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  9. “ " Knock away the quoin entirely;" he said to the captain of the gun, when he had got the range; " now mind her when she lifts, forward; keep the ship steady, Sir- fire!" ” – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  10. As I passed him my box, Quoin looked up from his game. ” – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  11. There was no hesitation whatever, now; and the first man to come forward was Quoin – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  12. “ I thought I saw him look at Quoin significantly; but Stubbins, I noticed, looked only at me. ” – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  13. “ " We sees 'im, Sir," added Quoin – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  14. “ " Might 'ave been a stowaway, yer know," I heard Quoin the one who had suggested it before, remark to one of the A. B's named Stubbins- a short, rather surly- looking chap. ” – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  15. “ " 'e's singin' out for some one to go aft an' relieve ther wheel," said Quoin who had gone to the door to listen. ” – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  16. One of the Mate's watch and Quoin were with him. ” – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  17. “ A sentinel started out from the quoin of a wall to stop us, but when we had told our errand he became as friendly as a brother. ” – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle

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