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verb as in wrap up

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Once, when it was rather gusty weather, all hands were wanted, and the skipper ordered him to furl a sail.

He instantly gave orders to furl the awning, and to be ready to make sail as soon as the breeze should reach us.

He leaped upon the house and helped Dolph and Otie furl the mainsail that lay sprawled in the lazy-jaeks.

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.

Mr Nott now took the helm, while the crew went aloft to furl the lighter canvas and to take a reef in the topsails.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to furl, such as: curl, fold, roll, and roll up.

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