furled furled


  • (adj) rolled up and secured


  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.


  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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