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Coil

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Pronunciation : Coil (koil)
Part of Speech : v.t.
Etymology : [OF. coillir, F. cueillir, to collect, gather together, L. coligere; col- + legere to gather. See Legend, and cf. Cull, v. t., Collect.]
Definition : 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.

[imp. & p. p. Coiled (koild); p. pr. & vb. n. Coiling.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Coil
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To wind itself cylindrically or spirally; to form a coil; to wind; -- often with about or around. You can see his flery serpents . . . Coiting, playing in the water. Longfellow.

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Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Coil
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. A ring, series of rings, or spiral, into which a rope, or other like thing, is wound. The wild grapevines that twisted their coils from trec to tree. W. Irving.

2. Fig.: Entanglement; toil; mesh; perplexity.

3. A series of connected pipes in rows or layers, as in a steam heating apparatus. Induction coil. (Elec.) See under Induction. -- Ruhmkorff's coil (Elec.), an induction coil, sometimes so called from Ruhmkorff (, a prominent manufacturer of the apparatus.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Coil
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. goil fume, rage.]
Definition : Defn: A noise, tumult, bustle, or confusion. [Obs.] Shak.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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