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reef the sail(s)

To reduce the area of one or more sails while they are being used by winding them over a roller or tying them up at particular points. Often specified as "the mainsail," "the jib," etc. There's too much wind to be at full sail—it's dragging the whole boat to one side. I'll keep a steady course while you go and reef the mainsail. We should be fine if we just reef the jib, I think. The captain ordered us to reef the sails in before the storm hit.
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reef in the sail(s)

To reduce the area of one or more sails while they are being used by winding them over a roller or tying them up at particular points. There's too much wind to be at full sail—it's dragging the whole boat to one side. I'll keep a steady course while you go and reef in the mainsail. We should be fine if we just reef in the jib, I think. The captain ordered us to reef in the sails before the storm hit.
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reefer

slang Marijuana. I just found out my mom smokes reefer! Yo man, you got any reefer?

reef a sail in

to reduce the area of a ship's sail, by folding the sail. The first mate ordered the sailors to reef the sails in. They had to reef in the sails.
See also: reef, sail

reefer

(ˈrifɚ)
1. n. a refrigerator. A new reefer costs nearly $1,000!
2. and reef n. cannabis; a marijuana cigarette. (Drugs. Akin to greefo.) He had a fat reef in his hand when he was busted.

reef

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The reef is actually a vast collection of thousands of smaller coral reefs stretching from the northern tip of Queensland to the state's southern city of Bundaberg.
has caused - through its land reclamation and construction of artificial islands, installations, and structures - severe, irreparable harm to the coral reef ecosystem at Mischief Reef, Cuarteron Reef, Fiery Cross Reef, Gaven Reef (North), Johnson Reef, Hughes Reef, and Subi Reef; and
Researchers also noted that 29 per cent of the 3,863 reefs lost two-thirds or more of their corals, which has been detrimental to the reef's ecological functions.
"All of the information we collect will go into the global Reef Check database.
During his time in Queensland, Iolo dived 21 times as he followed the whole length of the reef. In the first episode of the series on Thursday night, he'll start his journey at the northern end of the reef diving down to swim with huge barracudas and green turtles.
The report is a joint output of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, the Indian Ocean Commission, Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean.
The Reef has faced three major bleaching events: in 1998, 2002, and in 2016.
Twenty-four years ago, some friends from Athens, Georgia, came together to do something about the incremental destruction of the world's coral reefs, which cover less than 1 percent of sea floor yet support 25 percent of marine life.
After reef signatures were developed, aerial photography of ML in 2009 was digitized to identify different reef types (Fig.
The Great Barrier Reef remains one of the worlds great natural wonders and is the best managed coral reef ecosystem in the world.
Reef Cells are a new and unique solution to bio-marine enhancement, that provides many interconnected cavities and internal surfaces exposed to sunlight and water current in addition to being outfitted with "Coral Lok" Coral Frag Plugs - a coral fastener that can immediately attach a living coral to an artificial coral reef with a simple twist.
"The results of this paper highlight the importance of truly long-term studies documenting change in coral reef communities," said Peter Edmunds, a professor at the University of California Northridge and author of the paper.
According to the researchers, the results of this paper highlight the importance of truly long-term studies documenting the change in coral reef communities.
The reef is the first mesophotic coral reef found in the Mediterranean.