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coil 1

 (koil)
n.
1.
a. A series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding: a coil of rope; long coils of hair.
b. An individual spiral or ring within such a series.
2. A spiral pipe or series of spiral pipes, as in a radiator.
3. Electricity
a. A wound spiral of two or more turns of insulated wire, used to introduce inductance into a circuit.
b. Any of various devices of which such a spiral is the major component.
4. A roll of postage stamps prepared for use in a vending machine.
v. coiled, coil·ing, coils
v.tr.
1. To wind in concentric rings or spirals.
2. To wind into a shape resembling a coil.
v.intr.
1. To form concentric rings or spirals.
2. To move in a spiral course: black smoke coiling up into the sky.

[Probably from obsolete French coillir, to gather up, from Latin colligere; see collect1.]

coil′er n.

coil 2

 (koil)
n.
A disturbance; a fuss.

[Origin unknown.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.coiled - curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals); "a coiled snake ready to strike"; "the rope lay coiled on the deck"
uncoiled, straight - no longer coiled
Translations

coiled

[kɔɪld] ADJarrollado, enrollado
References in classic literature ?
The reason why you don't see his tail, is because he tucks it up out of sight; he carries it coiled away in his pocket, I guess.
Said I to myself, as I coiled my lariat and hung it on my saddle-horn, and sat there drunk with glory, "The victory is perfect -- no other will venture against me -- knight-errantry is dead.
And then about him coiled the great, slimy folds of a hideous monster of that prehistoric deep--a mighty serpent of the sea, with fanged jaws, and darting forked tongue, with bulging eyes, and bony protuberances upon head and snout that formed short, stout horns.
The huge, snakelike body coiled and uncoiled about its prey.
Nag coiled himself up, raised his head, and looked into the bathroom in the dark, and Rikki could see his eyes glitter.
Nag coiled himself down, coil by coil, round the bulge at the bottom of the water jar, and Rikki-tikki stayed still as death.
Nagaina was coiled up on the matting by Teddy's chair, within easy striking distance of Teddy's bare leg, and she was swaying to and fro, singing a song of triumph.
It lay in a long braid on the sofa pillow, coiled like a golden serpent.
In 40 patients had MAPCAs coiled in pre operative and 4 patients underwent MAPCAs coiling in postoperative period while having total correction of TOF.
Schlumberger announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire the coiled tubing drilling and coiled tubing units from Xtreme Drilling and Coil Services Corp, a Calgary-based provider of international land drilling and coiled tubing drilling services.
Historically, most Neolithic and Bronze Age peoples produced good coiled pottery and continued to do so for large storage jars when the wheel became used for smaller repeat items; western Asia, the Mediterranean and northern China can provide some excellent examples (Hamer & Hamer, p 72).
UK company Pipe Coil Technology (PCT) has unveiled a new concept that a]lows large diameter HDPE pipe to be coiled with zero or minimal ovality.