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  • v. Present participle of coil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. in the shape of a coil

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Examples

  • She was puzzled for a moment about how to carry it, and finally hit on the idea of coiling it into a roll, making a little bundle of it with one of the scraps of silk still fluttering around the poor two-legger's skeleton, and tying the bundle around her neck, dropping it securely inside her tunic.

    The Elvenbane

  • Even the striking of a match starts a little worm coiling, which is too small to complete a circle but is eternally watchful.

    A Passage To India

  • The police returned the copper coiling, which is covered by aluminum covers on the outside, back to the church.

    Just News - Local News

  • Police said it appeared the thieves knew they wanted the copper coiling, which is very valuable as scrap metal.

    Just News - Local News

  • [5], and has been shown to enter monocytes in an unusual mechanism called coiling phagocytosis

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  • Furthermore, because it is in motion, it teaches the muscles to sequence their movement so as to create a kind of coiling energy.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The Gothic pilasters are filled with the same kind of coiling and spiral leaves and ribbons that are used in 1 E. 9 and Harl. 1892, the backgrounds of the miniatures enriched with fine gold patterns.

    Illuminated Manuscripts

  • Maxine, a former timber industry employee, survived a ruptured cerebral aneurysm and, as part of her treatment, underwent a "coiling" procedure in which a small plastic tube was inserted into her leg and piped into her brain, through which were threaded platinum coils into the aneurysm, blocking blood flow to prevent future rupture.

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  • The stock ran all the way up to 38.35, and then backed and filled Monday in a kind of coiling action.

    FXstreet.com

  • ( "coiling" or "lying in wait"), properly an asp or viper, found only in this passage.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

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