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for To reef the paddles
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Reef \Reef\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reefed (r[=e]ft); p. pr. &
vb. n. Reefing.] (Naut.)
To reduce the extent of (as a sail) by rolling or folding a
certain portion of it and making it fast to the yard or spar.
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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