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 Meanings and Examples of COIL
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 n.  a series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding; spiral pipe or series of spiral pipes
Classic Sentence: (57 in 4 pages)
1  An obliging thrush hopped across the lawn; a coil of pinkish rubber twisted in its beak.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
2  But in the coil of her confusion, she was determined to deliver her message to the fellow.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
3  He already showed that thought is a disease of flesh, and indirectly bore evidence that ideal physical beauty is incompatible with emotional development and a full recognition of the coil of things.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 6 The Two Stand Face to Face
4  At the next haul the weight was not heavy, and it was discovered that they had only secured a coil of the rope detached from the bucket.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
5  He made fast the pail to the long coil of rope, put it over the wheel, and allowed it to descend by letting the rope slip through his hands.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
6  I had, as you know, cut off my hair in London, and I had placed it in a great coil at the bottom of my trunk.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
7  I did so, and driven by the draught a coil of gray smoke swirled down the corridor, while the dry straw crackled and flamed.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
8  Then I got a big pebble from the river, and came and hammered till I had flattened a coil in the decorations, and the verdigris came off in powdery flakes.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
9  Even Gerald had aroused a little and stumped off across the furrowed fields, one hand on Pork's arm and a coil of rope in the other.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
10  The outer air, penned between high buildings, brought no freshness through the window; steam-heat was beginning to sing in a coil of dingy pipes, and a smell of cooking penetrated the crack of the door.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
11  During the night-watches some cynical old sailors will crawl into them and coil themselves away there for a nap.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
12  A coil of new tow-line was then unwound, and some fathoms of it taken to the windlass, and stretched to a great tension.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 113. The Forge.
13  He twitched and began to coil slowly.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VII
14  She adjusted it, sticking the hat pin through the heavy coil of hair with some deliberation.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXIII
15  Presently some chance whim came to the pestering blur, and it began to coil heavily away.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 20
Example Sentence:
1  There is a fly on her loose coil of hair.
2  She wore her hair in a neat coil.
3  A coil of rope lay on the beach.
4  Tod shook his head angrily and slung the coil of rope over his shoulder.
5  A divergent bundle of electrons passing through the coil is focused to a point.
6  Magnetic coils focus the electron beams into fine spots.
7  Shake the rope and let the coils unwind.
8  Her hair was coiled on top of her head.
9  The snake coiled around the branches of the tree.
10  A snake coiled itself around the branch.
11  The snake coiled up, ready to strike.
12  A Burmese python is coiled around the arm of hunter Michael Cole during a news conference.