quoil

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quoil (plural quoils)

  1. Archaic form of coil.
    • 1763, A new and complete dictionary of arts and sciences: Volume 1 (page 823)
      [] a kettle or iron pot with a quoil or two of inch rope faſtened to its bale []
    • 1945, Frank Fraser Darling, Crofting agriculture: its practice in the West Highlands and islands
      The sooner the grass can be got into quoils the better, for not only does the quoil stage give temporary protection but hay makes a good deal in quoil.