furled


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furl

 (fûrl)
v. furled, furl·ing, furls
v.tr.
To roll up and secure (a flag or sail, for example) to something else.
v.intr.
To be or become rolled up.
n.
1. The act or an instance of rolling up.
2. A single roll or a rolled section.

[Perhaps from French ferler, from Old French ferlier, to fasten : ferm, firm; see firm1 + lier, to bind (from Latin ligāre; see leig- in Indo-European roots).]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.furled - rolled up and secured; "furled sails bound securely to the spar"; "a furled flag"; "his rolled umbrella hanging on his arm"
bound - confined by bonds; "bound and gagged hostages"
Translations

furled

[fɜːld] adj (flag, umbrella) → ripiegato/a
References in classic literature ?
For a ship with her sails furled on her squared yards, and reflected from truck to water-line in the smooth gleaming sheet of a landlocked harbour, seems, indeed, to a seaman's eye the most perfect picture of slumbering repose.
Our sails were furled, and the captain gave permission to all who wished to land for a while and amuse themselves.
But as if at a signal every sail was furled, the arms folded, the body drawn in, the shells turned over, changing their centre of gravity, and the whole fleet disappeared under the waves.
In less than an hour he left the rudder and furled his sails, whilst the sledge, carried forward by the great impetus the wind had given it, went on half a mile further with its sails unspread.
Presently, the vapors in advance slid aside; and there in the distance lay a ship, whose furled sails betokened that some sort of whale must be alongside.
I close-reefed my ears-- that is to say, I bent the flaps of them down and furled them into five or six folds, and pressed them against the hearing-orifice--but it did no good: the faculty was so sharpened by nervous excitement that it was become a microphone and could hear through the overlays without trouble.
This gave Emma Jane a feeling of such ease that she never recited better; and how generous it was of her to lend the garnet ring to the city girl, fancying truly how it would flash as she furled her parasol and approached the awe-stricken shepherdess
And then, in an embarrassed silence, all took their places; and even the paper - from which it was the old gentleman's habit to suck mortification daily, as he marked the decline of our institutions - even the paper lay furled by his side.
She had furled her parasol and sat absently drawing patterns on the gravel.
The most private lives of the most interesting people lay furled in yellow bundles of close- written manuscript.
Surely this ship would have furled all her lower canvas and reefed her topsails if she found herself on a lee shore with the wind on her quarter.
So the pretty china was repacked, Rose furled her fan, and with several parcels of choice teas for the old ladies stowed away in Dr.