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English Dictionary: reefed by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Reef \Reef\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reefed} (r[c7]ft); p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Reefing}.] (Naut.)
      To reduce the extent of (as a sail) by roiling or folding a
      certain portion of it and making it fast to the yard or spar.
      --Totten.
  
      {To reef the paddles}, to move the floats of a paddle wheel
            toward its center so that they will not dip so deeply.
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