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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coil v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coiled (koild); p. pr. & vb. n. Coiling.]
 1. To wind cylindrically or spirally; as, to coil a rope when not in use; the snake coiled itself before springing.
 2. To encircle and hold with, or as with, coils. [Obs. or R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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