She had furled every thing but the close-reefed main-topsail, and reefed foresail.
We next tried the fore-topsail, close-reefed, and this stood.
One after another the topgallant sails were double-reefed, close-reefed, and at last furled.
A few of the smaller sails only were left exposed, and even these were close-reefed.
The close-reefed foresail flew out from the brails, and began to thresh tremendously in the fierce blast.
I was with one of the oldsters in the maintop; the maintop-sail had just been close-reefed.
If the close-reefed foretopsail is carried instead of the main, it can be easily filled.
The close-reefed mainsail was hoisted, and the Skylark went off on her course.
The strength of the gale is so great, the men only dare to hoist a close-reefed foresail; but swiftly it bears the boat along.
Hoop skirts are close-reefed, and tilters are on their last leggs.