The sight from this 'coign of vantage' was indeed imposing.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Before you have discouraged her, you may have to shunt her off of every plate or other "coign of vantage" with boards or shingles.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
The coigns, parapets and mullions were all of a delicately-tinted orange stone.
"The Thread of Gold" by Arthur Christopher Benson
From this coign she had a view of the secluded portion of the Trescott grounds that was behind the stable.
"The Monster and Other Stories" by Stephen Crane
From their coigns the priceless portraits of the S. Croix gazed complacently down upon him.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
When Castle left the bank, about four-thirty, he walked soberly up town to the Coign Hotel and ascended to his room.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
Deign, then, oh my lord, to rest in these arms of mine, and contemplate your victory from a safe coign of vantage.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
The lawyer jumped up and drew a protesting Emerald from her horsehair coign of vantage.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
What a view there is from coigne of vantage!
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 2" by Various
From that coign of vantage he saw the town stretched out beneath him.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
From coign to shaft the practised glider crept, A shadow, lost where shadows darkest slept.
"The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P." by Edward Bulwer Lytton
Through its dusky green light he moved cautiously forward to a coign of vantage.
"Strange Stories of Colonial Days" by Various
Besides, he had selected a dark spot for his coign of observation.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
And the menace of its coming left no tiniest coign of foothold for hope in its path.
"The Pursuit" by Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
I glanced up to the coign of the corner house.
"The Bandolero" by Mayne Reid
Near Bishopscourt you have one of these 'coigns of vantage.
"Australian Pictures" by Howard Willoughby
As the news swept through the town there were many who gathered upon coigns of vantage to witness the action.
"The Siege of Mafeking (1900)" by J. Angus Hamilton
He chased a number of them into the sanctity of their own yards, but from these coigns they continued to ridicule him.
"Whilomville Stories" by Stephen Crane
Buttress, nor coign of vantage, but this bird Hath made his pendant bed, and procreant cradle.
"Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art" by John Vinycomb
Checagau to them was not a coign of vantage between great waters.
"Historic Towns of the Western States" by Various