coiling


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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.]

coiling


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A simple method of producing clay pots. Cylindrical strips of clay are formed from the clay body and then and then coiled on top of one another.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.coiling - in the shape of a coilcoiling - in the shape of a coil    
coiled - curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals); "a coiled snake ready to strike"; "the rope lay coiled on the deck"
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said Flask, coiling some spare line in the boat's bow, did you never hear that the ship which but once has a Sperm Whale's head hoisted on her starboard side, and at the same time a Right Whale's on the larboard; did you never hear, Stubb, that that ship can never afterwards capsize?
A God's mask have ye hung in front of you, ye "pure ones": into a God's mask hath your execrable coiling snake crawled.
Even after I had pounded his ugly head flat, his body kept on coiling and winding, doubling and falling back on itself.
These canisters smashed on striking the ground--they did not explode--and incontinently disengaged an enormous volume of heavy, inky vapour, coiling and pour- ing upward in a huge and ebony cumulus cloud, a gaseous hill that sank and spread itself slowly over the surrounding country.
The man who escaped at the former place tells a wonderful story of the strangeness of its coiling flow, and how he looked down from the church spire and saw the houses of the village rising like ghosts out of its inky nothingness.
In 40 patients had MAPCAs coiled in pre operative and 4 patients underwent MAPCAs coiling in postoperative period while having total correction of TOF.
PCT's new range of coiling machines is capable of packaging 8-inch HDPE pipe into road transportable coils.
Pipe Coil Technology (PCT), based in Newcastle, UK, has continued to develop and refine its fully automated off-line coiling technology.
Speight and Toki (2004;10) report that the tendency of a pot to collapse might have made early pottery makers to devise "the coiling method in which the potter built-up the wall by adding rolls of clay one at a time, usually waiting for the lower ones to stiffen".