coil

I.
/kɔɪl / (say koyl)

verb (t)
1. to wind into loops one above another; twist or wind spirally: to coil a rope.
verb (i)
2. to form loops, spirals, etc.; wind.
3. to move in a winding course.
4. Obsolete to lie down or curl up to sleep.
noun
5. a connected series of spirals or loops into which a rope or the like is wound.
6. a single such loop.
7. an arrangement of pipes, coiled or in a series, as in a radiator.
8. Electricity
a. a conductor, as a copper wire, wound up in a spiral or other form.
b. a device composed essentially of such a conductor.
9. Medicine a spiral device introduced into the uterus to prevent conception.
10. Philately
a. a stamp issued in a roll, usually of 1000 stamps, and usually perforated vertically or horizontally only.
b. a roll of such stamps.
{French cueillir gather, from a Late Latin form replacing Latin colligere. See collect1}
II.
/kɔɪl / (say koyl)

noun
1. Obsolete disturbance; tumult; bustle.
2. trouble.
phrase
3. mortal coil, the world with its troubles and complexities. {Phrase Origin: from Shakespeare's Hamlet (Act III: Scene 1), from Hamlet's soliloquy in which he considers death: `For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil'}
{origin unknown}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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