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Instead, we see him shielding his face from the world, the release of tension visible as if a spring has uncoiled in his body.
MONSTER TELLS A HARROWING STORY—BUT THE FILMMAKING GETS IN THE WAYSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKMAY 7, 2021TIME
Now it was contrary to all the most rigid laws of the porcupine kind to uncoil themselves in the face of danger.
THE BACKWOODSMENCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
As she spoke that weak thing within her seemed to uncoil, to grow suddenly tremendously strong; she longed to go!
THE GARDEN PARTYKATHERINE MANSFIELD
I of course at once told him to uncoil it and get on the arte, from which he was not more than fifteen feet distant.
HOURS OF EXERCISE IN THE ALPSJOHN TYNDALL
Carney saw him uncoil from his waist an ordinary packing rope; it was not a lariat, being short.
BULLDOG CARNEYW. A. FRASER
For a second it seemed as if Cephas Langdon would uncoil and leap at the presumptuous underling with the big chin.
THE SIN OF MONSIEUR PETTIPONRICHARD CONNELL
Then she swung the rope in the air, let it uncoil suddenly, and the loose end dropped fairly across Jennie Stone's lap.
RUTH FIELDING ON CLIFF ISLANDALICE EMERSON
The snake tried to uncoil, but another blow broke his backbone, if indeed the first one had not done so, and he was in my power.
OUR BIRD COMRADESLEANDER S. (LEANDER SYLVESTER) KEYSER
Steel rods in a rope which the people see uncoil from the ground in front of their eyes?
DISOWNEDVICTOR ENDERSBY
Dot felt quite sick, as she saw the reptile begin to uncoil itself, as it lay upon her.
DOT AND THE KANGAROOETHEL C. PEDLEY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO UNCOIL

  • disentangle
  • display
  • expand
  • extend
  • fan
  • fan out
  • flatten
  • loosen
  • open
  • outspread
  • outstretch
  • reel out
  • release
  • shake out
  • spread
  • straighten
  • stretch out
  • unbend
  • uncoil
  • uncrease
  • uncurl
  • undo
  • unfurl
  • unravel
  • unroll
  • untwist
  • unwind
  • unwrap
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