coil englannista suomeksi
''the sinuous coils of a snake''
- The wild grapevines that twisted their coils or tendrils from tree to tree.
''A simple transformer can be made by coiling two pieces of insulated copper wire around an iron heart.''
To wind into loops (roughly) around a common center.
''The sailor coiled the free end of the hawser on the pier.''
To wind cylindrically or spirally.
''to coil a rope when not in use''
''The snake coiled itself before springing.''
To encircle and hold with, or as if with, coils.
''a.'' 1738, (w), (w), and (w) (translators), (w), ''(w)''
- And when he saw that all the dogs were flocking about her, yarring at the retardment of their access to her, and every way keeping such a coil with her as they are wont to do about a proud or salt bitch, he forthwith departed (..)
1594, (w), ''(w)'', Act III:
- If the windes rage, doth not the Sea wax mad, / Threatning the welkin with his big-swolne face? / And wilt thou haue a reason for this coile?
1624, (w), ''Generall Historie'', in Kupperman 1988, p. 162:
- this great Savage desired also to see him. A great coyle there was to set him forward.
(RQ:Swift Tale of a Tub)