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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
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Pronunciation

Etymology

From Middle French coillir (French: cueillir), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] colligere.

Noun

Singular
coil

Plural
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coil ({{{1}}})
  1. Something wound in the form of a helix or spiral.
  2. Common name for any intra-uterine contraceptive device (Abbreviation: IUD)—the first IUDs were coil-shaped.
  3. (electrical) A coil of electrically conductive wire through which electricity can flow.

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Verb

Infinitive
to coil

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to coil (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To wind or reel e.g. a wire or rope into regular rings, often around a centerpiece.
    A simple transformer can be made by coiling two pieces of insulated copper wire around an iron heart.
  2. To wind into loops (roughly) around a common center.
    The sailor coiled the free end of the hawser on the pier.

Translations


Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [kɛlʲ]

Noun

coil

  1. Genitive singular form of col.
Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
coil choil gcoil
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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