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vb. To wind cylindrically or spirally; as, to coil a rope when not in use; the snake coiled itself before springing. To encircle and hold with, or as with, coils.


 - vb. To wind itself cylindrically or spirally; to form a coil; to wind; - often with about or around


 - n. A ring, series of rings, or spiral, into which a rope, or other like thing, is wound.


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


 - 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.


 - n. A noise, tumult, bustle, or confusion.

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