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  • v. Present participle of furl.


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  • Secondly, some kind of furling or feathering by a rotatory motion of the wing might take place on raising the wings.

    Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences

  • The only further reduction possible would be folding it up altogether, close to the yard, which would be called "furling" it, and which would render it altogether ineffective.

    Man on the Ocean A Book about Boats and Ships

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


  • But, while we could thus trim the mizzen-yards, the sails themselves, in setting or furling, were in the hands of the for'ard crowd.


  • She had evidently just got in by the Tulagi Passage, for her black crew was still at work furling the sails.


  • I was the last to go below, doing so just as the watch on deck was furling the spanker.

    Story of a Typhoon off the Coast of Japan

  • Engines on watercraft have long obviated the need to mess about with furling and unfurling canvas, luffing and gybing and all the other soggy inconveniences.

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  • Our boat, the Pinguino, had 3 cabins, 2 heads (both with "showers"), wood detailing, a self-furling jib, and lines rigged to the cockpit.

    Jenny Block: Come Sail Away: A Week Boating in the British Virgin Islands Brought Me Home Again

  • Auto helm slaved to GPS, Radar & sounder, self furling rigging, gas detectors, RFD self deploying & inflating liferafts, survival immersion suits, irradiated rations, RO-DI watermakers, solar panels even the humble float switch on a bilge pump have removed the top 10 ways solo mariners come unstuck.

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  • Their dark green leaves were still attached, un-furling themselves to show the promise of the cabbage crown, the pate of tightly curled, spicy crunchy vegetable.

    Archive 2008-09-01


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