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  • The figure 8 represents what is called a quoin, and keeps the bolster in its place.
  • The two inner sides of each pair of skill facets form the half of a diamond or lozenge-shaped facet, called a "quoin," of which there are four.
  • FX: picks up quoin and wanders off to buy a cup of coffee.
  • Porter's quoin is adopted for all carriages requiring quoins. for more
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  • A "coign" is a corner or advantageous position for viewing, a "coin" is money, while a "quoin" is a wedge or the outside angle of a building.
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