It is a blessing that a rattlesnake has to coil before it can spring.
Into the cockpit, splashing, something dropped—a coil of rope.
Here he sat down on a coil of rope, and thought over the situation.
“Here,” he said, leading the way into the room where the coil stood.
There were only a Ruhmkorff coil and Crookes (vacuum) tube and the man himself.
I'll explain what I have in mind while we dig up this coil of hose.
No one was visible on deck, so Donald sat down on a coil of rope to wait.
King Coilus, or Coil, seems to have reigned soon after Arthur's time.
I told him as briefly as possible while he continued to coil the rope.
But he noticed that the guide had a coil of rope, and that Urquhart carried a shovel.