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Seel definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SEEL, v. t. To close the eyes; a term of falconry, from the practice of the closing the eyes of a wild hawk.
SEEL, v. i. [See Sell.] To lean ; to incline to one side. Obs.
SEEL, n. The rolling or agitation of a ship in a storm. Obs.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: sew up the eyelids of hawks and falcons

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Etymology: alteration of Middle English silen, from Anglo-French ciller, from Medieval Latin ciliare, from Latin cilium eyelid Date: 15th century 1. to close the eyes of (as a hawk) by drawing threads through the eyelids 2. archaic to close up (one's eyes)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. archaic close (a person's eyes). Etymology: obs. sile f. F ciller, siller, or med.L ciliare f. L cilium eyelid

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Seel Seel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Seeled; p. pr. & vb. n. Seeling.] [F. siller, ciller, fr. cil an eyelash, L. cilium.] 1. (Falconry) To close the eyes of (a hawk or other bird) by drawing through the lids threads which were fastened over the head. --Bacon. Fools climb to fall: fond hopes, like seeled doves for want of better light, mount till they end their flight with falling. --J. Reading. 2. Hence, to shut or close, as the eyes; to blind. Come, seeling night, Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day. --Shak. Cold death, with a violent fate, his sable eyes did seel. --Chapman.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Seel Seel, v. i. [Cf. LG. sielen to lead off water, F. siller to run ahead, to make headway, E. sile, v.t.] To incline to one side; to lean; to roll, as a ship at sea. [Obs.] --Sir W. Raleigh.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Seel Seel, Seeling Seel"ing, n. The rolling or agitation of a ship in a storm. [Obs.] --Sandys.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Seel Seel, n. [AS. s?l, from s?l good, prosperous. See Silly.] 1. Good fortune; favorable opportunity; prosperity. [Obs.] ``So have I seel''. --Chaucer. 2. Time; season; as, hay seel. [Prov. Eng.]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Close, blind, hoodwink.



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