coiled


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  • adj

Antonyms for coiled

curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)

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Then he began making loops and figures of eight with his body, and soft, oozy triangles that melted into squares and five-sided figures, and coiled mounds, never resting, never hurrying, and never stopping his low humming song.
Histah, the snake, had doubtless coiled his slimy folds about some careless Manu.
The path coiled down abruptly into a narrow ravine between two tumbled and knotty masses of blackish scoria.
Then something resembling a little grey snake, about the thickness of a walking stick, coiled up out of the writhing middle, and wriggled in the air towards me--and then another.
In one place, a nest of them lay coiled together, basking in the sun.
A long-beaked, bright steel ninety-footer floated at ease for one instant within hail of us, her slings coiled ready for rescues, and a single hand in her open tower.
A couple of lines, with very heavy leads and double cod-hooks, all neatly coiled on square reels, were stuck in their place by the gunwale.
He, if it were anything but a delusion, still lay coiled in his living den.
Coiled round her white throat was a large necklace of emeralds, whose profusion of colour dazzled when the sun shone on them.
Through the haze I had a vague vision of Holmes in his dressing-gown coiled up in an armchair with his black clay pipe between his lips.
I found myself mechanically bowing and shaking hands with a little ginger-haired man who was coiled up in the deep arm-chair which had once been sacred to my own use.
In the kitchen a kettle was singing on the fire, and a large black cat lay coiled up in the basket; but there was no sign of the woman whom I had seen before.
So he once more searched the whole palace through, till at last he found a white snake, lying coiled up on a cushion in one of the chambers.
And then about him coiled the great, slimy folds of a hideous monster of that prehistoric deep--a mighty serpent of the sea, with fanged jaws, and darting forked tongue, with bulging eyes, and bony protuberances upon head and snout that formed short, stout horns.
In one hand Tarzan carried the bomb the English had given him, in the other was the coiled rope attached to the lion.