coupe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coupe a car with two doors and front seats and a luggage compartment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1991, during an attempted political coup on Russian President Boris Yelstin, food supplies had dwindled down at the parliament buildings so they ordered Pizza Hut to deliver pizzas
    • Coupé A four-wheeled enclosed carriage for two persons inside, with an outside seat for the driver; -- so called because giving the appearance of a larger carriage cut off.
    • Coupé a two-door automobile with front seats and a luggage compartment.
    • Coupé The front compartment of a French diligence; also, the front compartment (usually for three persons) of a car or carriage on British railways.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There have been close to 200 coups and counter-coups in the country of Bolivia
    • n Coupe kōō-pā the front part of a French stagecoach: a four-wheeled carriage seated for two inside, with a separate seat for the driver: the front compartment of a railway carriage
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Quotations

  • Edmond and Jules De Goncourt
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    “I feel sure that coups d'?tat would go much better if there were seats, boxes, and stalls so that one could see what was happening and not miss anything.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. coupé, p. p. of couper, to cut. See Coppice
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. couper, to cut.

Usage

In literature:

THE GERMAN COUP FAILS.
"The Boy Allies On the Firing Line" by Clair W. Hayes
Tall men in the dark came out and counted coup on them, took off their war bonnets; took off even more below the bonnets.
"The Covered Wagon" by Emerson Hough
He's the Chief of the 'coup-tally,' and I reckon he'll soon have a job an' need his book.
"Two Little Savages" by Ernest Thompson Seton
The next morning the Queen sent her own coupe for me at eleven o'clock.
"The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912" by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
Cependant le pied de la montagne primitive, coupe par le torrent, est demeure engage sous les premieres couches de la montagne calcaire.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4)" by James Hutton
Didn't you make a show of me before that ass, Tyler, when I was at the very point of my greatest coup?
"54-40 or Fight" by Emerson Hough
For five coups in succession she would have won.
"Septimus" by William J. Locke
In the Crow's Nest the sudden coup of the strikers had the effect which its originator had doubtless counted upon.
"The Taming of Red Butte Western" by Francis Lynde
It will be a grand coup if it takes place.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
With Helen she had entered the coupe and together they rode to the station.
"Randy and Her Friends" by Amy Brooks
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In poetry:

The scrape of runners, the answering scrape
of a door: the roar of Taiga winds.
A royal decree arrives:
- Coup d'etat and the grandee is coming.
""Patiently, as one grinds gravel"" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
Leddy.
"Oh dear! tak' but ane, it may do ye gude!"
But what ails the woman? she surely is wud!
She's lifted the kettle, but somehow it coup'd
On the legs o' the laird, wha roar'd and wha' loup'd.
"Ye'll Mount, Gudeman" by Carolina Oliphant
The wily wife fleech'd, and the laird didna see
The smile on her cheek thro' the tear in her e'e—
"Had I kent the gudeman wad ha'e had siccan pain,
The kettle, for me, sud hae couped its lane!"
"Ye'll Mount, Gudeman" by Carolina Oliphant
"By evolution I was planned,
And marvellously made as you;
And I am led to understand
The selfsame God conceived us two:
Sire, though the coup de grâce you give,
Even a roach has right to live."
"Death Of A Cockroach" by Robert W Service

In news:

The Honda Factory Performance� (HFP�) package for the 2013 Accord Coupe makes its world debut today as part of the American Honda display at the 2012 SEMA Show.
This year, Iranians around the world are commemorating the 56th anniversary of the CIA-sponsored coup of 1953, or as we call it indexically on the Persian calendar, "Kudeta-ye 28 Mordad".
W Botha of South Africa and President Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast, black Africa's longest-serving President, met this weekend in a publicity coup for the Pretoria Government.
In a clear position in GM's coroporate hierarchy, Oldsmobile began setting sales records with cars like the 1935 L-35 Convertible Coupe.
With Knuckles and Valleys, Timbre Coup deliver a concept album as complex and expansive as the live sets they've used to assault the festival circuit.
Chris Hedges on the capitalist coup d'état.
When confronted with a modern, sporty coupe, we usually adopt the mindset that it's a two-seater, preferring not to subject adults to the cramped back seats.
I just shot the coon that has been breaking in to my chicken coupe.
I would like to mount just the head and hang it in the coupe for my girls.
1940 Ford Coupe re-created for SEMA.
A '37 Terraplane coupe rear-split window was flattened, then it was grafted into the cab.
Lacking rearward visibility, Audi's R8 e-tron coupe has little use for a traditional rearview mirror .
You've known the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake was coming for a while now (and you even saw the leaked photos and details this morning), but the time is finally here: the wagon that would be a coupe has made its official web debut.
Groups like Oakland's The Coup are what give the Bay Area hip hop scene a reputation for something other than its snazzy slang.
Audi gives its A5 a gentle facelift for 2013 that keeps it one of the more striking coupes on the road.
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In science:

The Orion Nebula Cluster (ONC) presents a unique opportinuty to characterize the magnetic fields of nearby massive OB stars. A Chandra large program was dedicated to observe the ONC in X-rays: The Chandra Orion Ultradeep Pro ject (COUP) consisted of a 10-day exposure of the ONC (Getman et al. 2005).
Magnetic fields, winds and X-rays of massive stars: A spectropolarimetric survey of the Orion cluster
Although the Serpens and NGC 1333 samples are much smaller than the COUP survey, the analysis of these two smaller clusters has the advantage of excellent 3.6-24 µm photometry; observations longward of 4.5 µm are difficult in the centre of the ONC due to the bright infrared emission from the molecular cloud.
The Properties of X-ray Luminous Young Stellar Objects in the NGC 1333 and Serpens Embedded Clusters
Preibisch et al. (2005) and Preibisch & Zinnecker (2002) examined the relation of LX to Lbol for YSOs in the Orion COUP survey and IC 348, and for a sub-sample of field stars from the NEXXUS survey.
The Properties of X-ray Luminous Young Stellar Objects in the NGC 1333 and Serpens Embedded Clusters
This is consistent with previous studies such as the COUP in Orion.
The Properties of X-ray Luminous Young Stellar Objects in the NGC 1333 and Serpens Embedded Clusters
Finally, we conclude following proof ideas from that the decision problem for simple stochastic games is in UP ∩ coUP, and from [2, 3] we obtain that the decision problems in stochastic parity, mean-payoff and discounted games all are in UP ∩ coUP.
A reduction from parity games to simple stochastic games
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