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synonyms for furl

  • curl
  • fold
  • roll
  • roll up
See also synonyms for: furled
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How to use furl in a sentence

Once, when it was rather gusty weather, all hands were wanted, and the skipper ordered him to furl a sail.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
He instantly gave orders to furl the awning, and to be ready to make sail as soon as the breeze should reach us.
PETER THE WHALERW.H.G. KINGSTON
He leaped upon the house and helped Dolph and Otie furl the mainsail that lay sprawled in the lazy-jaeks.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
It was my duty to furl the fore-royal; and while standing by to loose it again, I had a fine view of the scene.
IS SHAKESPEARE DEAD?MARK TWAIN
Mr Nott now took the helm, while the crew went aloft to furl the lighter canvas and to take a reef in the topsails.
TRUE BLUEW.H.G. KINGSTON
Both of them soon learned to lay out on the yards, and to reef and furl the mizzen-topsail as well as anybody.
SUNSHINE BILLW H G KINGSTON
Lay up on that main yard and furl the sail, before it blows to tatters!
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Before they could furl it, the wind struck, throwing the boat far over on its side.
DAN CARTER AND THE RIVER CAMPMILDRED A. WIRT
Furl—To roll up and make sails fast so that the wind cannot distend them.
ON YACHT SAILINGTHOMAS FLEMING DAY
It was my duty to furl the fore-royal; and, while standing by to loose it again, I had a fine view of the scene.
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