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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Furl  \Furl\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Furld};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Furling}.]  [Contr.  fr  furdle,  fr  fardel  bundle:  cf  F. 
  ferler  to  furl,  OF  fardeler  to  pack.  See  {Furdle},  {Fardel}, 
  and  cf  {Farl}.] 
  To  draw  up  or  gather  into  close  compass;  to  wrap  or  roll,  as 
  a  sail,  close  to  the  yard,  stay,  or  mast,  or  as  a  flag, 
  close  to  or  around  its  staff,  securing  it  there  by  a  gasket 
  or  line  Totten.