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  • verb Present participle of upcoil.


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  • Markue's party, of the women seated in the dim light on the floor and the divans; the low gurgle of their laughter, the dusky whiteness of their shoulders in the upcoiling incense, the smothered gleams of their hair, with the whispering men, were the world of the grayish-green image.

    Linda Condon Joseph Hergesheimer 1917


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