Definition of Furling

1. Verb. (present participle of furl) ¹



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Definition of Furling

1. furl [v] - See also: furl

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Furling

furiously
furiousness
furkid
furkids
furl
furlable
furlana
furlanas
furled
furler
furlers
furless
furlessness
furlike
furlined
furling (current term)
furlong
furlongs
furlough
furloughed
furloughing
furloughs
furls
furmenties
furmenty
furmeties
furmety
furmint
furmints
furmities

Literary usage of Furling

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1. Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean and Chapter of Wells by William Henry Benbow Bird, William Paley Baildon, Wells Cathedral (1907)
"5J<Z. Dennis de la Wyke, 1 furling as before. Value of labour 6s. 5K Thomas atte Wyke, 1 furling as before. Also 1 piece of waste land by ..."

2. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"furling Spanker.—It is also furled best with a cover ; it can be furled in the two ... In furling with a cover, the sail is brailed close up, and the cover ..."

3. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"furling US (Lat.). A furlong, or a furrow one-eighth part of a mile long. Co. Litt. 5&. FURLONG. A measure of length, being forty poles, or one-eighth of a ..."

4. Deeds of Valor: From Records in the Archives of the United States Government by Walter Frederick Beyer, Oscar Frederick Keydel (1906)
"WILLIS VOLUNTARILY furling THE SAIL ALONE. IN the preceding narratives no naval officers are mentioned as possessors of the Medal of Honor. ..."

5. Professional recollections on points of seamanship, discipline, &c by Francis Liardet (1849)
"How often do seamen experience the difficulty of close reefing, or furling square-sails in a gale of wind, although the yards may have been laid in the best ..."

6. Dictionarium Anglo-britannicum ; Or, A General English Dictionary ..by John Kersey by John Kersey (1708)
"... Lines made faft to the bottom of the Sails in the middle part of the Bolt-rope, to hale the Bunt of the Sail, for the better furling it up. ..."

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