The drum, when round ropes are used, is a plain broad cylinder, with flanged rims, and cased with soft wood packing, upon which the rope is coiled; the breadth is made sufficient to take the whole length of the rope at two laps.
The tightly coiled spring was released, the clock began to whirr and the chimes to play.
Shell not coiled, symmetrical; pallial cavity ventral.
He tried to block that day from his mind as he played out the coiled rope from over his shoulder and moved backwards down the slope.
He was coiled and ready to snap if the Watcher so much as looked at her too long.