Thesaurus / furl
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The men were immediately sent aloft to furl the sails, which operation lasted a few minutes.

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.

The order was immediately given to furl sails and strike topgallant masts.

Ben BurtonW. H. G. Kingston

Then they might furl their sails and sit every man under his own olive tree.

It is said that if the wind falls they can unfurl more sail, or furl if it rises.

Every effort was made to clear the wreck and to furl the sails.

The crew had gone aloft to furl the sails, and the ship was soon under her three closely-reefed topsails.

He laughed at Witta for his fears, and at us for our counselling Witta to furl sail when the ship pitched at all.

Puck of Pook's HillRudyard Kipling

Upon the slightest symptom of an agitated sea, I furl my sails, and creep into a safe harbor.

The Potiphar PapersGeorge William Curtis

For example, they reef and furl their tall lateens from the peak, and have to send a man up the long tapering gaff to do it.

Pan-IslamGeorge Wyman Bury

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