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coup

 [koo] (Fr.)
coup de sabre [koo-duh-sahb´] linear scleroderma on the forehead or scalp, so-called because of its resemblance to the scar of a saber wound.

coup

(koo) [Fr.] a blow or attack.
coup de fouet  (dĕ-fwa´) rupture of the plantaris muscle accompanied by a sharp disabling pain.
coup de sabre  (dĕ-sahb´), en coup de sabre (ahn-koo-dĕ-sahb´) a lesion of linear scleroderma on the forehead and scalp, often associated with hemiatrophy of the face.

coup

[ko̅o̅]
Etymology: Fr, blow
1 any blow or stroke or the effects of such a blow to the body, usually used with a French word identifying a type of stroke.
2 also called coup de sabre. a wound resembling a sword cut.
3 also called coup de soleil. See also sunstroke.
4 also called coup sur coup. administration of a drug in small amounts over a short period rather than in a single larger dose.
5 also called contrecoup. an injury most often associated with a blow to the skull in which the force of the impact is transmitted through the skull bones to the opposite side of the head, where the bruise, fracture, or other sign of injury appears.
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Coup de sabre

coup

[Fr.] denoting an injury, as to the brain, occurring at the point of impact. See also contrecoup.
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The mass response to the coup in Venezuela was one of the most heartening events in years," he said, echoing the sentiments of Eduardo Galeano in his column this month.
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Grandly entitled "Operation Restore Democracy," the UN-mandated mission was intended to reinstall Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the drug-addicted Marxist ruler who had been overthrown in a military coup.
He says another affect of the coup is that, "It scares people off.
Nkurunziza called on soldiers who are still behind the coup plotters to "surrender".
On August 22, the world learned that the coup had failed.
It might be noted with pride here, either pardonable or unpardonable, that this magazine, in a 1954 cover story before the coup, praised the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz and its attempt to distribute land fairly.
Church services for those killed during the coup will be held islandwide as will events to mark the 41st anniversary, to denounce the coup and the Turkish invasion.
12 coup organized the event, held in front of Diyarbakyr Prison and attended by the victims of torture and their families who once more requested the conversion of the prison into a museum.
Witnesses said rival factions of the armed forces, divided between supporters of the coup attempt and the president's loyalists, were exchanging heavy machine gun and rocket fire around the state television and radio complex, which is held by the president's supporters, AFP reported.
In a statement here today, the GCC said: "The Houthi coup is a complete devastation of the peaceful political process in which all Yemen political parties participated, and a disregard for all national, regional and international efforts sincerely aimed to maintain Yemen's security, stability and unity and to fulfill the hopes of the Yemeni people.