from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See spark-arrester, 3.
- n. A coil of many turns of insulated wire on an iron core, used for producing a spark by opening the circuit of the coil, for electric gas-lighting, igniting the charge in the gas or gasolene engine-cylinder, etc.
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Then I connected the batteries, supplied the new spark-coil, selected a new spark-plug at random, and screwed it in.
He succeeded in digging up a spark-coil -- and that is all I ever saw of the engine.
Considering the size of that reward, he had undoubtedly become greatly attached to his spark-coil!
By changing the wiring he was finally able to evoke a desultory response from the spark-coil, and a little later to start the motor after some limping fashion.