She had furled every thing but the close-reefed main-topsail, and reefed foresail.
Night came on with the breeze freshening, and the top-gallant-sail was furled.
Soon Alison furled her umbrella and pointed to the Flamp, who was smiling and chuckling and soliloquising in the distance.
Their use is to make the sail fast to the yard when it is to be furled.
My greatest concern had been lest some of the sails should get adrift, for they had been furled by few and fatigued men.
Colors are said to be cased when furled and protected by the oil cloth covering.
Her sail was furled, she looked taut and trim, and he could discern a figure at her prow which raised its arms and again hallooed.
When the sail was furled the ship began to roll a good deal.
The declining sun stained spars and furled sails to a rosy tint above the green water.
Never yet furled I my colours in peace; and I were double craven if I should do it in war!
1550s, of uncertain origin, possibly from Middle French ferler "to furl," from Old French ferliier "chain, tie up, lock away," perhaps from fer "firm" (from Latin firmus; see firm (adj.)) + -lier "to bind" (from Latin ligare). Related: Furled; furling.