coiling

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

coiling

  1. Present participle of coil.

Noun[edit]

coiling (plural coilings)

  1. The pattern or motion of something that coils.
    • Herman Melville, The Encantadas
      Holding out her small olive hand before her captain, she said in mild and slowest Spanish, "Senor, I buried him;" then paused, struggled as against the writhed coilings of a snake, and cringing suddenly, leaped up, repeating in impassioned pain, "I buried him, my life, my soul!"