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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coil  \Coil\  (koil),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Coiled}  (koild);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Coiling}.]  [OF.  coillir  F.  cueillir  to  collect, 
  gather  together,  L.  coligere  col-  +  legere  to  gather.  See 
  {Legend},  and  cf  {Cull},  v.  t.,  {Collect}.] 
  1.  To  wind  cylindrically  or  spirally;  as  to  coil  a  rope  when 
  not  in  use  the  snake  coiled  itself  before  springing. 
 
  2.  To  encircle  and  hold  with  or  as  with  coils.  [Obs.  or  R.] 
  --T.  Edwards. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coiled 
  adj  :  curled  or  wound  (especially  in  concentric  rings  or  spirals); 
  "a  coiled  snake  ready  to  strike";  "the  rope  lay  coiled 
  on  the  deck"  [ant:  {uncoiled}] 




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