• (adj): Curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals).
    Example: "A coiled snake ready to strike"; "the rope lay coiled on the deck"

Some articles on coiled:

... The Tarphycerida were the first of the coiled cephalopods ... like Aphetoceras and Estonioceras are loosely coiled, gyroconic, others like Campbelloceras, Tarphyceras, and Trocholites are tightly coiled, but evolute with all whorls showing ... Younger, wholly coiled forms were probably more active, nekto-benthic, certainly more maneuverable ...
Coiled Tubing - Uses - Logging and Perforating
... Because coiled tubing is rigid, it can be pushed into the well from the surface ... particularly on small platforms and subsea wells where coiled tubing would require mobilising an expensive mobile drilling rig ... The use of coiled tubing for these tasks is usually confined to occasions where it is already on site for another purpose, for example a logging run following a chemical wash ...
Coiled Tubing
... In the oil and gas industries, coiled tubing refers to metal piping, normally 1" to 3.25" in diameter, used for interventions in oil and gas wells and sometimes as ... Coiled tubing is often used to carry out operations similar to wirelining ... for offshore operations, the 'footprint' for a coiled tubing operation is generally larger than a wireline spread, which can limit the number of ...
Coiled Tubing - Uses - Production
... Coiled tubing is often used as a production string in shallow gas wells that produce some water ... The coiled tubing may be run inside the casing instead or inside conventional tubing ... When coiled tubing is run inside of conventional tubing it is often referred to as a "velocity string" and the space between the outside of the ...
... Horn") is a genus of extinct, aberrantly coiled ammonite cephalopod that live in the Pacific Ocean during the Campanian division of the Cretaceous, where Japan is today ... Their shells were coiled very similarly to the related Anaklinoceras, in that, when young, the shell coiled helically, and then upon reaching adulthood, the ...

Famous quotes containing the word coiled:

    Now remember courage, go to the door,
    Open it and see whether coiled on the bed
    Or cringing by the wall, a savage beast
    Maybe with golden hair, with deep eyes
    Like a bearded spider on a sunlit floor
    Will snarl—and man can never be alone.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)