Coil up

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Coil up of a serpent, to get into a position for springing: to gather into a ball
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. coillir (Fr. cueillir)—L. colligĕrecol, together, legĕre, to gather.

Usage

In literature:

Third: A piece of metal may be coiled up like a watch spring, or bent like a carriage spring, and it will yield when pressure is applied.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
In every part of the tropics there are tree-snakes that twist among boughs and shrubs, or lie coiled up on the dense masses of foliage.
"Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection" by Alfred Russel Wallace
His head was covered with a singular profusion of light-brown hair, which he was obliged to wear coiled up under his hat.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Then the Minister of State would coil himself up beneath a sofa and roar like a panther.
"The Minister of Evil" by William Le Queux
Picking up the coil with more than one sly look about, he examined it closely.
"A Difficult Problem" by Anna Katharine Green (Mrs. Charles Rohlfs)
Ah, no, you cannot coil it up.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
Thus things stood while Janet, coiled in the meshes, lay laughing up at Billy.
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
They had to coil themselves up and go to sleep.
"The Voyage of the "Steadfast"" by W.H.G. Kingston
Next he picked up the coil of rope and bound the prostrate man.
"A Chinese Command" by Harry Collingwood
After a short while they coil up their trail-ropes and fasten them to the rings.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Like a snake coiling its way among the grass, the line of boats advanced steadily up the harbour.
"John Deane of Nottingham" by W.H.G. Kingston
The snake was rolled up in a tight coil, and had evidently spent the night within a yard of the professor's head!
"Blown to Bits" by R.M. Ballantyne
It was coiled up on the dry sand which they had cleared of leaves, and rose up menacingly at their approach.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
These were now coiled up carefully at the bow and stern, ready for immediate use.
"Washed Ashore" by W.H.G. Kingston
On top of her head is a quite little coil of hair that lifts itself, and spirals up, like a giant snail-shell.
"Lady Betty Across the Water"
This was done, and the men coiled up the gear.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
The little serpent could be seen within, coiled up and knotted, as in the struggles of death.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
All traces of the coil of clay with which the jar was built up have been obliterated save on the bottom.
"Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895" by Jesse Walter Fewkes
Then turning suddenly, she mounted a coil of rope, and held the hat up to Miss Thorne.
"Duffels" by Edward Eggleston
To their astonishment the reptile was still in the same place, and coiled up as when last seen.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

He lies coiled up before me now,
A comfortable crescent.
His night-black nose and grizzled brow
Fixed in a fashion pleasant.
"Rover" by Henry Kendall
And the Hydra down in the ocean caves
Abode, a creature grim;
And the scaled Serpents huge and strong
Coiled up in the waters dim.
"The Fossil Elephant" by Mary Botham Howitt
As Roger by the rope-walk went
The bramble-bird cheeped up to sing;
He cut the wanted coil, and said
"I can't have grief for everything."
"Gilderoy" by Padraic Colum
The white smoke-serpents, coil on coil,
That shot up at each monster's will—
And I was happy then, for toil
Was sweet, but song was sweeter still.
"A Day Dream On The Rail" by Alexander Anderson
Who are all these, who flow in the veins of the city,
Coil and revolve and dream,
Vanish or gleam?
Some mount up to the brain and flower in fire.
Some are destroyed; some die; some slowly stream.
"The House Of Dust: Part 02: 11: " by Conrad Potter Aiken
Look up. You scarce can see the sky,
Through trees that lean, dark, deep, and high;
And coiled with grape and trailing vine
Build a vast roof of shade and shine;
A house of leaves, where shadows walk,
And whispering winds and waters talk.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Okay, I have to admit that I was a little scared to put a heated plastic curling iron up to my eye, but then I noticed the protective grate that keeps the red coil from coming into contact with your eyes, so I knew it would be safe.
A Fanuc robot picks up ½-inch stainless steel tubes and places them in an encapsulated coil.
COLUMBIA — She eyes the ball, coils her knees and springs up.
Lacuna Coil are making sure their faithful followers are able to keep up with the latest news from the band by launching their own social network-fan community.
Italian melodic metallers Lacuna Coil have been incredibly generous, sharing updates and footage of the creative process for several months leading up to their new album 'Dark Adrenaline,' the release date of which is right around the corner.
Instead of returning it, he started to play with the coils, tying up loops and creating self-supporting structures that are the three-dimensional equivalent of the drawings.
Wide and coil weights up to 70,000 lbs.
Cut a drinking straw into half-inch pieces, then coil up a leader, pinch the sides together and slide the flattened coil line into a straw.
Aiming a swivel-lens digital camera, Roger Kallins meticulously captured close-up images of the Corvette 's wheel well, brake assembly and front coil spring.
Coil lengths of up to 400 feet or 300 feet, can be produced on the smaller machine, with overall coil dimensions not exceeding 136 inches in diameter and 48-inches wide.
A take up real for hose, coiled tubing or cable.
To get the look, curl small sections up to chin length, then shake our the coils.
Instead of coiling and wrapping the leaders that remain attached to lures, try this: Cut a drinking straw into half-inch pieces, then coil up a leader, pinch the sides together and slide the flattened coil line into a straw.
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In science:

In our case the rotor is a cylindrical tube with two magnets on the ends (bearing magnets), which form superconducting bearings and one magnet in the center (driving magnet), which is used to speed-up the rotor by means of driving coil.
Superconducting Flywheel Model for Energy Storage Applications
This activity aims at improving the current test beam installation with a large bore magnet of up to about 1 Tesla and a low mass coil.
Data Acquisition in the EUDET Project
The flux passing through the pick-up coil of the quantum circuit depends on the center-of-mass position of the sphere.
Quantum Magnetomechanics with Levitating Superconducting Microspheres
At some distance d from the center of the trap and coaxially with the AHC (Fig 1) a pick-up coil of radius r is placed (the perpendicular configuration might also be considered, see SM).
Quantum Magnetomechanics with Levitating Superconducting Microspheres
The pick-up coil is connected to a quantum LC oscillator or to a flux qubit placed outside the magnetic field of the trap.
Quantum Magnetomechanics with Levitating Superconducting Microspheres
The pick-up coil has a radius r = 24.5 µm and is placed at d = 17.5 µm (outside the AHC).
Quantum Magnetomechanics with Levitating Superconducting Microspheres
Having all the QUIC coils wired up in the same circuit minimizes heating of the atom sample and leads to a 1/e lifetime of thermal atom clouds of about 2 min.
An apparatus for immersing trapped ions into an ultracold gas of neutral atoms
The decaying time domain signal picked up by the the RF coil is called the free induction decay (FID).
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
F igure 2 :Two-coil set-up used in the measurement of the dynamic conductance of the array, described in section 7.2.
Dynamics of two-dimensional Josephson junction arrays
The voltage induced in the pick-up coil is analysed according to section 7.2 and the corresponding dynamic dielectric function ǫ(ω) is extracted for different temperatures in the vicinity of TBK T .
Dynamics of two-dimensional Josephson junction arrays
The authors conclude that, even at the lowest temperature shown (ie., for T as close to TBK T as possible), ξBK T is on the order of the size of the pick-up coil and, as a consequence, the prefactor ξo in (1.12) is actually smaller than the lattice constant of the array.
Dynamics of two-dimensional Josephson junction arrays
The broken power of (9.3) can be understood as the sign of conventional random walk of vortices across the boundary of the pick-up coil [110,111].
Dynamics of two-dimensional Josephson junction arrays
The cold part of the set-up was positioned between a rotatable split coil electro-magnet for assessing the Ic -anisotropy up to 1.4 T under maximum Lorentz force configuration.
Stress dependence of the critical currents in neutron irradiated (RE)BCO coated conductors
The strength of the rf field generated by the axial and transverse coils was measured by inserting a pick-up coil inside the inner G-10 tube during construction of the cell.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
The exploring such models as ”helix-coil” [19-21] or ”elastic rod” [22-26] speeds up and extends the investigations of the conformational properties of the nucleic acids, and allow to interpret a set of experimental data on DNA melting, helix bending and torsion, loop formation and higher order folding.
Modeling DNA Conformational Transformations on the Mesoscopic Scales
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