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  • 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.
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  • 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

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