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winding

[′wīnd·iŋ]
(electricity)
One or more turns of wire forming a continuous coil for a transformer, relay, rotating machine, or other electric device.
A conductive path, usually of wire, that is inductively coupled to a magnetic storage core or cell.
(materials)
A material that is wound or coiled around a cylindrical object such as a mandrel.
References in classic literature ?
Those who have followed a dim, winding, balsamic path to the unexpected hollow where a wood-spring lies have found the rarest secret the forest can reveal.
Then Little John strode in, and never a word said he, but up the winding stone steps he ran till he reached the room wherein his master was.
After a while this ceased, and then came the scuffling and shuffling of men's feet as they carried a heavy weight down the steep and winding stairs.
The street he now took was, at this point, so extremely winding that, for the most part, it received no benefit from the flares at either corner, so that he was forced practically to grope his way in the dense shadows of the arcade.
Gently he turned the key, muffling the noise of the winding operation by throwing a couple of articles of clothing over the box.
When the winding was completed the Russian set a pointer upon a small dial at the side of the clockwork, then he replaced the cover upon the black box, and returned the entire machine to its hiding-place in the table.
On the 3d of September he arrived on the summit of a mountain which commanded a full view of the eventful valley of Pierre's Hole; whence he could trace the winding of its stream through green meadows, and forests of willow and cotton-wood, and have a prospect, between distant mountains, of the lava plains of Snake River, dimly spread forth like a sleeping ocean below.
They had not walked far across the flower-strewn meadows when they came upon a fine road leading toward the northwest and winding gracefully among the pretty yellow hills.
There was the paling behind which we had knelt to watch the snaring of the ducks; there was the hole through which "Trim," the terrier, had shown himself to rouse the stupid curiosity of the water-fowl; there, seen at intervals through the trees, was the winding woodland path along which Mary and I had traced our way to Dermody's cottage on the day when my father's cruel hand had torn us from each other.
An hour's walk along the winding banks brought me round to the cottage which had once been Mary's home.
With hot heart I took the green winding path, and presently came the little grassy glade, and the bubbling crystal well, and the hut of wattled boughs, and, looking through the open door of the hut, I saw a lovely girl lying asleep in her golden hair.
It is worth noting that the magnetic saturation problem should be paid full attention when designing the flux-modulated interior PM machine with concentrated windings.