furled : Definition, Usages, News and More
- v form into a cylinder by rolling
- s rolled up and secured
furled sails bound securely to the spar
a furled flag
- His political antennae are usually furled and not very sensitive.
- Thousands watched in silence as the old frigate was towed away by the mine sweeper Grebe, her brand-new sails tightly furled.
- A half a dozen marchers carried wooden rifles, but the Republican banners were furled on orders from the IRA's leadership.
News & Articles
- 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.
Oct. 18, 2013 - Science Daily
- 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.
Oct. 16, 2013 - International Business Times