And presently we came upon the ruin of yet another gate that marked the entrance to what had once been a great and terrible city, and upon the coign of that tall archway was inscribed the name Kolibos.
He chased a number of them into the sanctity of their own yards, but from these coigns they continued to ridicule him.
These we used as coigns of vantage and rest, but the last stage almost compelled a retreat.
The Eiffel Tower has dwarfed all those eminences; they lie far below it, mere ant-hills in the landscape, although they seem high enough when one essays their steps; yet, although it makes them so lowly, these older coigns of vantage should not for a moment be considered as superseded, for each does for its immediate vicinage what the Eiffel giant can never do.
As Selden pointed out, when Englishmen came home from fighting the Saracens, and were beaten by them, they, to save their own credit, pictured their enemy with big, terrible faces, such as frowned at Dickens from so many coigns of vantage in the old Saracen's Head.
In the sudden wash of light from the courtyard he saw a warrior standing in one of the coigns high above him.
Scampering and skittering up stony slopes we bag our coigns of vantage on the hills and sit in this thin heady oxygen.
They were constructed with gray brick walls embedded with middle moldings of red bricks, concrete coigns and crenellated copings on the top of the surrounding walls.
Platforms as much as forty feet high supplied coigns of vantage for the look-out.
The political-philosophical understanding of ideology is one such coign of vantage .