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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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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.
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.
He uncoiled his grass rope--it was the latest addition to his armament, yet he was proficient with it.
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.
As they did so the figure in the corner complacently uncoiled all the ropes and let them fall with a flourish.
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.
Concluding the previous discussion in Ionic Liquids UnCOILed and Ionic Liquids Further UnCOILed, this volume provides 11 overviews of specific areas of ionic liquid chemistry: definitions, nuclear magnetic resonance studies, unusual anions as ionic liquid constituents, the structure of ionic liquids, molecular modeling, chemical engineering of ionic liquid processes, vibrational spectrography of ionic liquid surfaces, Raman spectroscopy and the heterogeneous liquid structure in ionic liquids, (eco)toxicology and biodegradation, organic reaction mechanisms, and crystallography.
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.