These resolutions are then folded up, placed in the hat, and one by one are drawn out and read aloud.
Malika turned back to Hossein, who was folded up in his chair and moaning softly.
Archer says the shelters are designed to be folded up so you can carry one with your pack.
If this state of affairs was working, then the tents at the Occupy sites would be folded up and the parks would empty out.
There was a rush, and the flags were hurriedly pulled down and folded up, while the swords were placed under the table.
"I wasn't thinking of her temperament," said Davy as he folded up his memorandum.
Just an atom of whiteness, folded up in its smooth brown shell.
Paul sighed to think of his mother's position as he folded up the letter.
The subsequent dressing is given by gum tragacanth: they are dried upon a stretching frame, and then folded up for the market.
Mrs. Fleming folded up the letter and put it back into her bag.
Old English faldan (Mercian), fealdan (West Saxon), transitive, "to bend cloth back over itself," class VII strong verb (past tense feold, past participle fealden), from Proto-Germanic *falthan, *faldan (cf. Middle Dutch vouden, Dutch vouwen, Old Norse falda, Middle Low German volden, Old High German faldan, German falten, Gothic falþan).
The Germanic words are from PIE *pel-to- (cf. Sanskrit putah "fold, pocket," Albanian pale "fold," Middle Irish alt "a joint," Lithuanian pleta "I plait"), from root *pel- (3) "to fold" (cf. Greek ploos "fold," Latin -plus).
The weak form developed from 15c. In late Old English also of the arms. Intransitive sense, "become folded" is from c.1300 (of the body or limbs); earlier "give way, fail" (mid-13c.). Sense of "to yield to pressure" is from late 14c. Related: Folded; folding.
"pen or enclosure for sheep or other domestic animals," Old English falæd, falud "stall, stable, cattle-pen," a general Germanic word (cf. East Frisian folt "enclosure, dunghill," Dutch vaalt "dunghill," Danish fold "pen for sheep"), of uncertain origin. Figurative use by mid-14c.
"a bend or ply in anything," mid-13c., from fold (v.).
fold 1 (fōld)
A crease or ridge apparently formed by folding, as of a membrane; a plica.
In the embryo, a transient elevation or reduplication of tissue in the form of a lamina.
an enclosure for flocks to rest together (Isa. 13:20). Sheep-folds are mentioned Num. 32:16, 24, 36; 2 Sam. 7:8; Zeph. 2:6; John 10:1, etc. It was prophesied of the cities of Ammon (Ezek. 25:5), Aroer (Isa. 17:2), and Judaea, that they would be folds or couching-places for flocks. "Among the pots," of the Authorized Version (Ps. 68:13), is rightly in the Revised Version, "among the sheepfolds."