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coying


coying


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coy  \Coy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Coyed}  (koid);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Coying}.] 
  1.  To  allure;  to  entice;  to  decoy.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  wiser  generation,  who  have  the  art  to  coy  the 
  fonder  sort  into  their  nets.  --Bp.  Rainbow. 
 
  2.  To  caress  with  the  hand;  to  stroke. 
 
  Come  sit  thee  down  upon  this  flowery  bed,  While  I 
  thy  amiable  cheeks  do  coy.  --Shak.