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coil (“kept a coil”*, in F2 “acoyle,” bustled about, pestered All'sW. II. i. 27: see A33)
1. noise, disturbance Err. III. i. 48.
2. fuss, to-do Ado III. iii. 99, John II. i. 165; “mortal coil,” bustle or turmoil of this mortal life Ham. III. i. 67 “When we have shuffled off this mortal coil.”
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