coil

Definitions

  • FORMING COIL FOR BASE
    FORMING COIL FOR BASE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v coil wind around something in coils or loops
    • v coil make without a potter's wheel "This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels"
    • v coil to wind or move in a spiral course "the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action","black smoke coiling up into the sky","the young people gyrated on the dance floor"
    • n coil a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops "a coil of rope"
    • n coil reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit
    • n coil tubing that is wound in a spiral
    • n coil a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb
    • n coil a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine
    • n coil a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If the coils of a French horn were straightened out, the instrument would be 22 feet long.
    • n Coil A noise, tumult, bustle, or confusion.
    • Coil 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."
    • Coil A series of connected pipes in rows or layers, as in a steam heating apparatus.
    • Coil Fig.: Entanglement; toil; mesh; perplexity.
    • Coil To encircle and hold with, or as with, coils.
    • Coil To wind cylindrically or spirally; as, to coil a rope when not in use; the snake coiled itself before springing.
    • v. i Coil 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Rattlesnakes gather in groups to sleep through the winter. Sometimes up to 1,000 of them will coil up together to keep warm.
    • coil To pick; choose; select.
    • coil To strain through a cloth.
    • coil To gather into a narrow compass.
    • coil To gather into rings one above another; twist or wind spirally: as, to coil a rope; a serpent coils itself to strike.
    • coil To entangle as or as if by coiling about.
    • coil To form rings, spirals, or convolutions; wind.
    • n coil A ring or series of rings or spirals into which a pliant body, as a rope, is wound; hence, such a form in a body which is not pliant, as a steel car-spring.
    • n coil Specifically An electrical conductor, as a copper wire, when wound up in a spiral or other form: as, an induction-coil; a resistance-coil.
    • n coil A group or nest of pipes, variously arranged, used as a radiator in a steam-heating apparatus.
    • n coil Stir; disturbance; tumult; bustle; turmoil; trouble.
    • n coil [In the following quotation the meaning is uncertain; it is explained as either ‘turmoil, bustle, trouble’ (which is the sense employed in all other cases where Shakspere has used the word), or ‘that which entwines or wraps around,’ that is, the body.
    • n coil A hencoop. Also called hen-coil.
    • n coil A cock, as of hay; a haycock.
    • n coil A cylindrical hoop or tube formed by coiling a wrought-iron bar and then welding to form a solid piece: formerly used in building up Armstrong guns.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Coil koil to wind in rings as a rope, a serpent, &c.: to twist: to entangle
    • v.i Coil to twist one's self
    • n Coil a rope which has been gathered into rings: one of the rings into which a rope is gathered: a wire wound spirally to conduct electricity
    • n Coil koil tumult: hubbub: noise: fuss
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. coillir, F. cueillir, to collect, gather together, L. coligere,; col-, + legere, to gather. See Legend, and cf. Cull (v. t.) Collect
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Der. unknown; prob. Celt.; Gael. and Ir. goill, war.

Usage

In literature:

To coil together, by folding round.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
He was wrestling in the coil of a tragic temptation.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
He limped to the rope and coiled it.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
The air under the heating coil is saturated at whatever temperature is required.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
Inside he looked over the shelves, selected a heavy coil of nylon rope, a sheath knife, a canteen.
"It Could Be Anything" by John Keith Laumer
It is necessary to remove the top or "series" winding from the field coils.
"Electricity for the farm" by Frederick Irving Anderson
The strands of the coil become tangled between their fingers.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
He stood like a coiled spring, head thrust far forward from the shoulders.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
The memory of that evening is destined to live as long as the body of James Conlan inhabits this mortal coil.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
Bough took an ox-reim then, that was coiled behind his saddle, and bound her hands.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Two vertical sections through the refrigerating coils are shown in fig.
"Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man" by Francis Gano Benedict
These may be, for example, coils of wire to be used as resistance coils.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
These spokes being bent so closely and consecutively over each other, form a coil resembling the handle of a basket.
"Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools" by Virginia McGaw
Outside the primary coil are wound many turns of a much finer wire completely insulated from the primary coil.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
Sax was looking at this hill when he saw a coil of smoke rising up out of one of the bushes.
"In the Musgrave Ranges" by Jim Bushman
But perhaps the coil of rope, so meaningless, so meaningful, held his imagination by an even stronger hold.
"Mr. Wicker's Window" by Carley Dawson
This produces a hot flame at the center of the vaporizing coils, and in this way the coils are kept hot.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
Here, however, the earth acted on the coil through the intermediation of the bar of iron.
"Little Masterpieces of Science:" by Various
She stepped back to avoid the seaman, and her foot caught in a coil of rope.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
Entering the doorway where he stood, I dropped at his feet one of the small steel coils with which I was provided.
"Room Number 3" by Anna Katharine Green
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In poetry:

I sit and gaze from window high
Down on the noisy street:
No part in this great coil have I,
No fate to go and meet.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
Untwisted every winding coil;
The shuddering wretch took hold,
All like an icicle it seemed,
So tapering and so cold.
"The Spectre Pig" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Bertha, whose lips are like rubies,
Whose hair is like coiled gold;
Whose sweet, rare smile is tenderer
Than any legend of old.
"By The Sea" by Frances Fuller Victor
The wounded heart and the dying swan
Were side by side
Where the rushes coil with the turn of the tide—
The hart and the swan.
"Last Love [Canzone]" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
A shudder on the ocean of tea in the cup
Rust taking hold
On the edges of our laughter
A snake coiled in the depths of the mirror
"Far Within Us #2" by Vasko Popa
Bard, robber, nomad tribesman, glad is he
To coils of smoke in simple verse and flowing
The peaks to liken beyond Siddim showing!
"The Bedouin" by Ivan Bunin

In news:

An angel ornament from Bangladesh, an olive wood ornament from West Bank, a coiled wicker basket from Rwanda and a dove puzzle kit from India.
Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia Remembers Late Type O Negative Singer Peter Steele.
Lacuna Coil's latest album Dark Adrenaline' pays homage to some of the band's biggest metal influences throughout the years.
Coil handling and decoiling options for the pressroom.
Diamond Electric manufactures ignition coils for the automotive industry.
The contractor was about to start installing new coils to replace coils that froze when the director of engineering called to go over my design.
I hope you listened to me last month when we were talking about cleaning a coil to get better hot water.
But the other 10 percent needed a new coil OR another appliance to deliver hot water.
Coiled Greek Winter Squash Pie.
Cintas Corporation recently introduced ChemTron Coil Cleaning, its first air condition ing coil cleaning service for the hospitality industry.
The 6-ton portable air condition er offers 76,500 Btuh of cooling and can also provide heat with a built-in electric heat coil.
Officers said the five units were stripped of their coils, copper pipes and wiring.
Church burglarized of air conditioning coils, copper wire.
The Pope of Pop's last week with this mortal coil began, more or less, on Valentine's Day.
Place it in a concrete slot that's got refrigerator coils inside it (which means that you can sled all winter long, whether there's snow or not).
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In science:

Our choice ensures that for high temperatures the random heteropolymer behaves as a Gaussian random coil.
Random Heteropolymer Dynamics
As a result, a reentrant coil phase appears at low temperature.
Reversible stretching of homopolymers and random heteropolymers
The “coil” in this case is a nearly straight chain with small fluctuations in extension.
Reversible stretching of homopolymers and random heteropolymers
In an extended coil, nearly all monomers are exposed to solvent.
Reversible stretching of homopolymers and random heteropolymers
For sequences with fixed total composition, PN i=1 σi = 0, thermodynamics of the coil state are unaffected by solvation energetics.
Reversible stretching of homopolymers and random heteropolymers
For a single globular region incorporating n monomers, the remaining N − n monomers of the necklace belong to coil regions.
Reversible stretching of homopolymers and random heteropolymers
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
The coil-globule transition has been studied for A-B copolymer chains both by means of lattice Monte Carlo simulations using bond fluctuation algorithm and by a numerical self-consistent field method.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
Under ideal or θ-conditions the coils are Gaussian and α = 0.5, whereas upon worsening the solvent quality below the θ-point the coil collapses to a globule with α = 1/3.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
This last transition is referred to as the coil-globule transition.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
The testing ground for such an investigation is the study of the coil-globule transition of heteropolymers in a dilute solution.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
Therefore, the coil-globule transition in dilute bulk solution of three types of heteropolymers: regular copolymers, random copolymers and ‘proteinlike’ [4, 6] copolymers was investigated.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
Well equilibrated points near the coil to globule transition were used for this.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
One of the goals is to obtain more knowledge of the coil-globule transitions for various types of copolymers.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
The central idea behind our investigation is to obtain information about the globule to coil transition in copolymers with pre-set primary sequences.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
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