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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of uncoil.

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  • adjective no longer coiled


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  • How about eating still warm intestines uncoiled from the carcass of a freshly slaughtered goat?

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  • Now, in this land the path of the transgressor is strewn with barbed wire, and so my mistress got entangled in some loose strands that had uncoiled from the fence.

    Janey Canuck in the West Emily Ferguson 1910

  • It's long and (thankfully) uncoiled, meaning it won't get in the way of other things on your dashboard (the Magellan one was coiled and actually tried to strangle me a couple of times).

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  • The moment the rope is uncoiled and straight, we find ourselves moving on it; it happens the second it is opened.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God PhD Bradford Keeney 2010

  • He uncoiled, driving the club through the center of the ball.

    Father's day Andrew Clarke 2011

  • A pink kiddie pool lay overturned by the side of the house like a beached, cartoonish whale next to a garden hose that had been left uncoiled.

    Curb Appeal Ann Wahlman 2011

  • Instead, it uncoiled, launching an oblong object at the nearest Tiliad, who had but an instant to brace themselves before the projectile struck.

    Dust and Blood Ricardo Federico 2011

  • A passing comma butterfly floated into view and settled on a yellow ragwort inflorescence, shuffled around until its outspread wings were angled perfectly to absorb the sun's rays and then uncoiled its tongue to feed.

    Country Diary: Durham city 2011

  • He obeyed, and for a brief spell, his body uncoiled, and he allowed himself to be held.

    The Landscape of Pleasure 2010

  • The fairy lights uncoiled and lay on the carpet like the skeleton of an ancient reptile.

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