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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of uncoil.

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  • adjective no longer coiled


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  • How about eating still warm intestines uncoiled from the carcass of a freshly slaughtered goat?

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  • Now, in this land the path of the transgressor is strewn with barbed wire, and so my mistress got entangled in some loose strands that had uncoiled from the fence.

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  • It's long and (thankfully) uncoiled, meaning it won't get in the way of other things on your dashboard (the Magellan one was coiled and actually tried to strangle me a couple of times).

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  • The moment the rope is uncoiled and straight, we find ourselves moving on it; it happens the second it is opened.

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  • He uncoiled, driving the club through the center of the ball.

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  • A pink kiddie pool lay overturned by the side of the house like a beached, cartoonish whale next to a garden hose that had been left uncoiled.

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  • Instead, it uncoiled, launching an oblong object at the nearest Tiliad, who had but an instant to brace themselves before the projectile struck.

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  • A passing comma butterfly floated into view and settled on a yellow ragwort inflorescence, shuffled around until its outspread wings were angled perfectly to absorb the sun's rays and then uncoiled its tongue to feed.

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  • He obeyed, and for a brief spell, his body uncoiled, and he allowed himself to be held.

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  • The fairy lights uncoiled and lay on the carpet like the skeleton of an ancient reptile.

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