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 for Coy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coy \Coy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coyed (koid); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Coying.]
     1. To allure; to entice; to decoy. [Obs.]
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              A wiser generation, who have the art to coy the
              fonder sort into their nets.          --Bp. Rainbow.
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     2. To caress with the hand; to stroke.
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              Come sit thee down upon this flowery bed,
              While I thy amiable cheeks do coy.    --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coy \Coy\ (koi), a. [OE. coi quiet, still, OF. coi, coit, fr.L.
     quietus quiet, p. p. of quiescere to rest, quie rest; prob.
     akin to E. while. See While, and cf. Quiet, Quit,
     Quite.]
     1. Quiet; still. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     2. Shrinking from approach or familiarity; reserved; bashful;
        shy; modest; -- usually applied to women, sometimes with
        an implication of coquetry.
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              Coy, and difficult to win.            --Cowper.
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              Coy and furtive graces.               --W. Irving.
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              Nor the coy maid, half willings to be pressed,
              Shall kiss the cup, to pass it to the rest.
                                                    --Goldsmith.
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     3. Soft; gentle; hesitating.
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              Enforced hate,
              Instead of love's coy touch, shall rudely tear thee.
                                                    --Shak.
  
     Syn: Shy; shriking; reserved; modest; bashful; backward;
          distant.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coy \Coy\, v. i.
     1. To behave with reserve or coyness; to shrink from approach
        or familiarity. [Obs.]
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              Thus to coy it,
              With one who knows you too!           --Rowe.
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     2. To make difficulty; to be unwilling. [Obs.]
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              If he coyed
              To hear Cominius speak, I 'll keep at home. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  coy
      adj 1: affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or
             provocative way [syn: coy, demure, overmodest]
      2: showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or
         reluctance to make a definite or committing statement; "a
         politician coy about his intentions"
      3: modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures; "like a
         wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be
         easily cajoled"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "coy":
     amative, amatory, arch, bashful, capricious, caressive, confused,
     conscious, coquettish, decent, decorous, demure, diffident,
     flirtatious, flirty, inarticulate, kittenish, lively, mischievous,
     mousy, nice, playful, proper, rabbity, retiring, roguish, seemly,
     self-conscious, self-effacing, sexual, shamefaced, shamefast, shy,
     skittish, stammering, timid, timorous, unassertive, unassured
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Coy, AR -- U.S. town in Arkansas
     Population (2000):    116
     Housing Units (2000): 49
     Land area (2000):     0.673942 sq. miles (1.745502 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.673942 sq. miles (1.745502 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            15790
     Located within:       Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
     Location:             34.541882 N, 91.869736 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Coy, AR
      Coy
  

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