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 for Coiling
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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  coiling \coiling\ adj.
     1. 1
  
     Syn: helical, spiral, spiraling, volute, voluted, whorled.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  coiling
      adj 1: in the shape of a coil [syn: coiling, helical,
             spiral, spiraling, volute, voluted, whorled,
             turbinate]

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