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 for Coiled
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  coiled \coiled\ (koild), adj.
     curled or wound especially in concentric rings or spirals;
     as, a coiled snake ready to strike; the rope lay coiled on
     the deck. Opposite of uncoiled.
  
     Note: [Narrower terms: coiling, helical, spiral, spiraling,
           volute, voluted, whorled; convolute rolled
           longitudinally upon itself;{curled, curled up};
           involute closely coiled so that the axis is
           obscured); looped, whorled; twined, twisted;
           convoluted; involute, rolled esp of petals or leaves
           in bud: having margins rolled inward); wound]
           [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coil \Coil\ (koil), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coiled (koild); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Coiling.] [OF. coillir, F. cueillir, to collect,
     gather together, L. coligere; col- + legere to gather. See
     Legend, and cf. Cull, v. t., Collect.]
     1. To wind cylindrically or spirally; as, to coil a rope when
        not in use; the snake coiled itself before springing.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To encircle and hold with, or as with, coils. [Obs. or R.]
        --T. Edwards.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  coiled
      adj 1: curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or
             spirals); "a coiled snake ready to strike"; "the rope lay
             coiled on the deck" [ant: straight, uncoiled]

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