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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of furl.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. rolled up and secured.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. rolled up and secured


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  • * Pyramid of World Building: OlafCedricMarcusDraglon sheathed his sword furled his duelling whip hung his war ax on his belt rolled up his steelslice.

    Novel 2.0

  • The captain gave his orders in a clear voice, and rope after rope was hauled taut, and the sails were furled, that is rolled up, except the fore-topsail, which was closely reefed.

    Taking Tales Instructive and Entertaining Reading

  • There are solar blankets kind of furled up in there.

    CNN Transcript Jun 11, 2007

  • Most wind machines have to be 'furled' (feathered) once the wind passes a rated wind speed and completely shutdown at a maximum wind speed.

    The Engineer - News

  • In Colorado, plunging costs for renewables are furled against the steady upward march of fossil fuels.

    Anne Butterfield: The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future

  • Thran's forehead furled as he turned to the desk, “Box on the—”

    Masdy's Silver

  • Ere I went below I heard Captain West tell Mr. Pike that while both watches were on deck it would be just as well to put a reef in the foresail before they furled it.


  • The skysails were already furled; men were furling the royals; and the topgallant-yards were running down while clewlines and buntlines bagged the canvas.


  • On the poop I found the Elsinore, with many of her sails furled, slashing along through a troubled sea under an overcast sky.


  • They're all merging right, as I am replacing them to the left, blinker ticking, brow furled, body tense and leaning forward, eyes flashing between mirror and road.

    Vicky Shorr: Driving the 405


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