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 Coup de Grâce.Coup d’Œil (French). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Coup de Main (French).
 
A sudden stroke; a stratagem whereby something is effected suddenly. Sometimes called a coup only, as “The coup [the scheme] did not answer.”   1
        “London is not to be taken by a coup de main.”—Public Opinion.
 


 Coup de Grâce.Coup d’Œil (French). 

 
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