Accoil
Accoil Ac*coil" ([a^]k*koil"), v. t. [OE. acoillir to receive, F. accueillir; L. ad + colligere to collect. See {Coil}.] 1. To gather together; to collect. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) To coil together. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. [1913 Webster]


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  • accoil — /ə koilˈ/ (rare) noun Reception intransitive verb (pat accoyldˈ) (Spenser) To assemble ORIGIN: OFr acoil (Fr accueil) …   Useful english dictionary

  • accoil — verb To coil together …   Wiktionary

  • bel-accoil — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Recoil — Re*coil (r[ e]*koil ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Recoiled} (r[ e]*koild ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Recoiling}.] [OE. recoilen, F. reculer, fr. L. pref. re re + culus the fundament. The English word was perhaps influenced in form by accoil.] [1913 Webster] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recoiled — Recoil Re*coil (r[ e]*koil ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Recoiled} (r[ e]*koild ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Recoiling}.] [OE. recoilen, F. reculer, fr. L. pref. re re + culus the fundament. The English word was perhaps influenced in form by accoil.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recoiling — Recoil Re*coil (r[ e]*koil ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Recoiled} (r[ e]*koild ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Recoiling}.] [OE. recoilen, F. reculer, fr. L. pref. re re + culus the fundament. The English word was perhaps influenced in form by accoil.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bel-accoyle — /bel a koilˈ/ (Spenser) noun A favourable or kind reception ORIGIN: OFr bel acoil fair welcome. See ↑accoil …   Useful english dictionary

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