Accoy Ac*coy", v. t. [OF. acoyer; ac-, for L. ad. See {Coy}.] 1. To render quiet; to soothe. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. To subdue; to tame; to daunt. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Then is your careless courage accoyed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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