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Her hair was coiled up, and she was wearing a light morning blouse.

She glided to her knees and coiled her arms about his waist, looking up at him.

It coiled about her head in silken strands of dark richness.

It was the invisible garment that had coiled itself about him.

It was motionless—lifeless, almost—like the coiled body that held it.

He had killed with the butt of his rifle a hissing and coiled snake.

Cautiously the rope was coiled and made fast to the saddle horn.

The girl had thrown herself on the sand and was coiled up in a hoop.

The Lamia bore a coiled snake with the head, arms and bust of a woman.

There lay the dreaded serpent, coiled in a ring round the wall.

WORD ORIGIN

"to wind," 1610s, from Middle French coillir "to gather, pick," from Latin colligere "to gather together" (see collect). Meaning specialized perhaps in nautical usage. Related: Coiled; coiling.

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