Looking for a general term for things one would store on a spool -- thread, string, lanyard, wire, that sort of thing. Things that occur in long lines and will get tangled up if you don't organize them properly.
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You might refer to all of those as line, which means
All things that could be stored on a spool have coils. So perhaps the word 'windings' in combination with coils. As in: "Windings, left uncoiled, are hazardous."