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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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  • 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.

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

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  • [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.

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  • 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. Latest stories

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

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

    Easton's Bible Dictionary


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