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  • v. Present participle of uncoil.

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Examples

  • That coiling is perhaps prepared for some kind of uncoiling; and I will try if I can't learn something about it from some other book -- noticing, as I pause to think where to look, the advantage of our English tongue in its pithy Saxon word, 'pith,' separating all our ideas of vegetable structure clearly from animal; while the poor Latin and

    Proserpina, Volume 2 Studies Of Wayside Flowers

  • Then he launched himself forward, his body uncoiling as though released from great pressure.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • He was shouting instruction to the other firemen as they scrambled from the vehicle, serpentine hoses uncoiling over the road like spilled guts from some reddened beast.

    The Attraction

  • I cross over to him and stare at him for a long lingering moment, feeling my hunger rise and turn like a snake uncoiling inside me, knowing what that looks like – and enjoying the terror in his face before I knock him senseless with one blow.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Thablue’s Review Forum

  • I cross over to him and stare at him for a long lingering moment, feeling my hunger rise and turn like a snake uncoiling inside me, knowing what that looks like and enjoying the terror in his face before I knock him senseless with one blow.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Thablue’s Review Forum

  • I cut no more than was necessary, and what with passing the long ropes under and around the booms and masts, of unreeving the halyards and sheets, of coiling down in the boat and uncoiling in order to pass through another knot in the bight, I was soon wet to the skin.

    Chapter 34

  • VIENNA -- Hoses weren't the only things uncoiling at this blaze.

    Vienna, Austria: Snakes Force Firefighters To Retreat From Burning Barn

  • For some reason it reminded her of an uncoiling snake.

    Fatal Error

  • Something deep inside her was stirring … She could feel it uncoiling like a snake.

    Rogue Oracle

  • Brystion loomed behind us, his power uncoiling like a cloak of shadow as we passed the quiet brownstones and elegant town houses.

    Brush of Darkness

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