Coyed
Coy Coy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coyed} (koid); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coying}.] 1. To allure; to entice; to decoy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A wiser generation, who have the art to coy the fonder sort into their nets. --Bp. Rainbow. [1913 Webster]

2. To caress with the hand; to stroke. [1913 Webster]

Come sit thee down upon this flowery bed, While I thy amiable cheeks do coy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Coy — Coy, v. i. 1. To behave with reserve or coyness; to shrink from approach or familiarity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Thus to coy it, With one who knows you too! Rowe. [1913 Webster] 2. To make difficulty; to be unwilling. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] If he… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coy — Coy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coyed} (koid); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coying}.] 1. To allure; to entice; to decoy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A wiser generation, who have the art to coy the fonder sort into their nets. Bp. Rainbow. [1913 Webster] 2. To caress… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coying — Coy Coy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coyed} (koid); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coying}.] 1. To allure; to entice; to decoy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A wiser generation, who have the art to coy the fonder sort into their nets. Bp. Rainbow. [1913 Webster] 2. To caress …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhotic and non-rhotic accents — English pronunciation can be divided into two main accent groups: a rhotic (pronounced /ˈroʊtɨk/, sometimes /ˈrɒtɨk/) speaker pronounces a rhotic consonant in words like hard; a non rhotic speaker does not. That is, rhotic speakers pronounce /r/… …   Wikipedia

  • cayer — Cayer, Ternio, ternionis, Quaternio, Quaternionis. Semble qu il vienne de Codex, pourtant les Picards dient Coyed, et semble que le François devroit dire, Cayed …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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