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These space heaters work by circulating currents across an element such as an electric coil or oil, which are often blown out and drawn back in using a fan.

For a start, the underlying hardware is vastly different from the transistors traditional computers are built from, and there are actually multiple competing technologies than run the gamut from superconducting coils to trapped ions.

Instead, the troops carried out support missions, like hanging coils of razor wire atop border fences and points of entry with Mexico in California, Arizona and Texas.

From Time

In an electric oven, the heat will radiate from metal coils, but the idea is the same.

From Eater

Two layers down, between the upper and base housing, the coil spring controls the pressure that needs to be applied every time you tap a key, and the electricity flows to the crosspoint contact at the bottom.

This motion consists almost wholly in apparently purposeless lashing and coiling movements, and continues for many hours.

He dreamt of a serpent coiling around his throat, and when he strove to grasp it the slimy thing glided away from his clutch.

The finished product is delivered to a belt-driven coiling reel on which it is wound.

"That will come in useful," Garcia said, coiling it up on his arm.

Before the year was out, Schweigger, of Halle, multiplied the influence of the current on the needle by coiling the wire about it.


On this page you'll find 72 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to coiling, such as: artful, circuitous, convoluted, curved, meandering, and sinuous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.