furled furled

Definition(s):

  • (adj) rolled up and secured

Usage(s):

  1. His political antennae are usually furled and not very sensitive.
  2. Thousands watched in silence as the old frigate was towed away by the mine sweeper Grebe, her brand-new sails tightly furled.
  3. A half a dozen marchers carried wooden rifles, but the Republican banners were furled on orders from the IRA's leadership.

News

  1. Bats discover surround sound

    A new study by researchers shows that the furled leaves of Heliconia and Calathea plants where Spix’s disc-winged bats make their home actually help to amplify and transmit the social calls of the bats.
    on October 18, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Costa Rica Bats Use Rolled-Up Leaves As ‘Trumpets’ To Amplify Calls [PHOTO]

    Scientists studying Spix’s disk-winged bats, a leaf-dwelling bat native to South America, found that the creature uses furled leaves to amplify the calls of their friends flying overhead – like Mother Nature’s version of a hearing aid.
    on October 17, 2013     Source: International Business Times

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