Wednesday, April 25, 2012

furl/furrow: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Wednesday, April 25, 2012

When you concentrate really hard so that furrows appear in your forehead, you furrow your brow—an expression that means “worry, puzzle over.” When you lower a sail and wrap it tightly around the mast to secure it you furl it. If you can furl your brow you belong in a sideshow.

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