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coil

 [koil]
a winding structure. See also helix and spiral.

coil

(koyl),
1. A spiral or series of loops.
2. An object made of wire wound in a spiral configuration, used in electronic applications, or a loop of wire used as an antenna.
3. A spiral loop of wire used to embolize an artery to obstruct it.

coil

(koil) spiral (2).

coil

coil

(koyl)
1. A spiral or series of loops.
2. An object made of wire wound in a spiral configuration, used in electronic applications, or a loop of wire used as an antenna.

coil

a winding structure or spiral; called also helix.

coiled-coil
a protein structure motif marked by amphipathic α-helical regions that can self-associate to form stable, rod-like oligomeric proteins; commonly found in fibrous proteins and some transcription factors.
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Yet another mile or so and there are the year-old bouquets,damp letters and battered cards tied to the railings where two youths in a stolen car shuffled off this mortal coil as they too veered off the road.
He is the artistic force behind Channel 4's new late night adult-series House Of Rock, which follows the post-death experiences of some of the biggest rock stars who ever shuffled off this mortal coil - Marc Bolan, Freddie Mercury, Kurt Cobain and John Denver.
Alas, it turns out this is not the Lib Dem for Brecon & Radnorshire but a gentleman ancestor who shuffled off this mortal coil in 1683.
When The Who's bass player shuffled off this mortal coil earlier this year, he did so having consumed two different types of cocaine and enjoyed the affections of a Las Vegas stripper in a suite at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Either a week's holiday in Hawaii or a place in a cryonic preservation unit, which, for those who aren't familiar with the term, means that after the winner has shuffled off this mortal coil, he or she will be deep frozen until such time that whatever disease, illness or accident caused their demise, can be cured or healed.