uncoiled


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un·coil

 (ŭn-koil′)
tr. & intr.v. un·coiled, un·coil·ing, un·coils
To unwind or untwist or to become unwound or untwisted.
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Adj.1.uncoiled - no longer coiled
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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He had no intention of losing any advantage of the ground, and coiled and uncoiled himself once or twice, to be sure that every foot of his long body was in working order.
Instantly the Serpent uncoiled itself from his neck, and, as it touched the damp earth, it resumed the shape of the lovely damsel.
He uncoiled his grass rope--it was the latest addition to his armament, yet he was proficient with it.
As they did so the figure in the corner complacently uncoiled all the ropes and let them fall with a flourish.
The huge, snakelike body coiled and uncoiled about its prey.
The First Mate uncoiled himself like a spring with a nice, throaty, comfortable sound, half purr, half meow, stretched his paws in air, turned over and coiled himself up again.
But there was in it one river especially, a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land.
It was a town of machinery and tall chimneys, out of which interminable serpents of smoke trailed themselves for ever and ever, and never got uncoiled.
On spotting a snake, a California ground squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi) stares and sniffs, or if the snake is uncoiled, may even kick sand at it.
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After the crocodile had died, the snake uncoiled itself, came around to the front, and started to eat the crocodile, face-first," she added.
Mrs Evans' body was found at the bottom of stairs at their Worcestershire home, with a skipping rope nearby, and an uncoiled hoover on the landing on July 10, last year.