Coil. n.s. [kolleren, Germ.]
- Tumult; turmoil; bustle; stir; hurry; confusion.
Who was so firm, so constant, that this coil
Would not infect his reason. Shakeps. Tempest.
You, mistress, all this coil is 'long of you. Shakespeare.
In that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause. Shakespeare's Hamlet.
- A rope wound into a ring.