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  • n. Plural form of coil.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of coil.


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  • Where this is the case, such coils are termed _impedance_, or _retardation_, or _choke coils_, since they are employed to impede or to retard or to choke back the flow of rapidly varying current.

    Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1 A General Reference Work on Telephony, etc. etc.

  • They removed the heating coils from the life support system, the tanks from the water recycling system, and the compressor from the carbon dioxide scrubbers.

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  • In raw meat, proteins molecules are wound up in coils, formed and held together by bonds.

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  • Another safety issue also related to gradient coils is the unwelcome level of electric field that naturally accompanies high levels of changing magnetic field.

    Sir Peter Mansfield - Autobiography

  • The sun heats the water in the coils, which is pumped to coils in a heat transfer tank containing water.

    AP Environmental Science Chapter 14- Renewable

  • Yelas minimizes this by filling his reel only two-thirds full, which keeps the fluorocarbon line from popping off the spool in coils.

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  • A serpent is coiled round the body, and between the coils are the signs of the Zodiac.

    The South of France—East Half

  • At the top of the coils is a manifold, the hot air being forced through small holes to circulate in and around a regulation perforated roasting cylinder; the vapors and spent air are then drawn into an overhead exhaust pipe that connects with a pipe provided with a fresh-air intake, the idea being to return them to the roasting cylinder after being mixed with fresh air and heated in the coils as before.

    All About Coffee

  • While IUDs, also known as coils, are unlikely to be recommended as way of preventing cervical cancer -- the second most common form of cancer in women worldwide -- the research should reassure women and their doctors that using them carries no added risk of the disease.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • On Tuesday, Uttam Galva Steels and Bhushan Steel raised prices of their products, following an increase in the prices of hot-rolled coils, which is a raw material for them.

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