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The following is a sentence from The Old Man and The Sea:
The sail was patched with flour sacks and, furled, it looked like the flag of permanent defeat.
Is "furled" a shortened form of "when furled"? Otherwise I have difficulty understanding this sentence.
Many thanks in advance.
Please note that a better title would have been 'Furled' as that is the word you are puzzled about.
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