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Definition of "furling" [furling]

  • Present participle of furl. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "furling" in a sentence
  • "Secondly, some kind of furling or feathering by a rotatory motion of the wing might take place on raising the wings."
  • "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."
  • "The skysails were already furled; men were furling the royals; and the topgallant-yards were running down while clewlines and buntlines bagged the canvas."
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