coil (n.) Old form(s): coile, coiles, coyle
turmoil, disturbance, fuss
AW II.i.27[Bertram to Parolles] I am commanded here, and kept a coil with / 'Too young' [i.e. pestered with such words as]
CE III.i.48[Luce to Dromio of Ephesus] What a coil is there
E3 IV.vi.11[Prince Edward to Artois] What need we fight and sweat and keep a coil [i.e. make such ado]
Ham III.i.67[Hamlet alone] When we have shuffled off this mortal coil [i.e. the bustle of life]
KJ II.i.165[Arthur to Constance] I am not worth this coil that's made for me
MA III.iii.91[Dogberry to all] there is a great coil to-night
MA V.ii.87[Ursula to Beatrice] Yonder's old coil at home
MND III.ii.339[Hermia to Helena] all this coil is 'long of you
RJ II.v.65[Juliet to Nurse] Here's such a coil!
Tem I.ii.207[Prospero to Ariel] Who was so firm ... that this coil / Would not infect his reason?
TG I.ii.99[Julia to Lucetta] Here is a coil with protestation
Tim I.ii.235.2[Apemantus to Timon] What a coil's here
Tit III.i.223[Titus to Marcus] wilt thou have a reason for this coil?
TNK II.iii.18[Gaoler's Daughter alone] in my heart was Palamon, and there, / Lord, what a coil he keeps! [i.e. fuss he makes]
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