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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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3) This paper aims to contribute to such reports in order to do justice to the many women who played a key role in suppressing the coup attempt against the elected government of Turkey.
Erdogan said the thousands of arrests his government has carried out since the coup will "cleanse all state institutions" and stop efforts to create "the parallel state.
Erdogan, who narrowly escaped capture and possible death during the attempted coup, has declared a state of emergency, allowing him to sign laws without prior parliamentary approval in a drive to root out supporters of the coup.
The attempted military coup that shook Turkey on Friday was far closer than many realize to seizing state power.
Democratic forces anywhere therefore would celebrate the triumph of democracy and the defeat of coup makers in Turkey", he said.
were no longer unlawful and antidemocratic junta activities, military action plans or coups d'etat.
De Castro has said he would never get involved in any attempt at a coup d' etat because of his obligation to preserve his objectivity as a broadcast journalist who is seen by people daily on television and listened to over the radio, and who needs to talk freely as a commentator.
Binay was with the incumbent President when the latter got almost killed during the 1987 failed coup attempt against her mother's government.
But instead of criticizing coups, we chose to criticize the 'cities of salt,' that is, the cities of the Arab Gulf, and of course, the United States.
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However, the possibility of a military coup d'tat right now is very weak for the following reasons:
Jenny Puangchaj, who works at the same restaurant, first heard about the bloodless coup when she was instant messaging a friend back home over the Internet.