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Pronunciation : Seel
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [F.siller, ciller, fr. cil an eyelash, L. cilium.]
Definition : 1. (Falconry)

Defn: To close the eyes of (a hawk or other bird) by drawing through the lids threads which were fastened over the head. Bacon. Fools climbs 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. Gold death, with a violent fate, his sable eyes did seel. Chapman.

t. [imp. & p. p. Seeled; p. pr. & vb. n. Seeling.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Seel
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Cf. LG. sielen to lead off water, F. siller to run ahead, to make headway, E. sile, v.t.]
Definition : Defn: To incline to one side; to lean; to roll, as a ship at sea. [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Seel, Seel"ing
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: The rolling or agitation of a ship in a sterm. [Obs.] Sandys.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Seel
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [AS. s, from s good, prosperous. See Silly.]
Definition : 1. Good fortune; favorable opportunity; prosperity. [Obs.] "So have I seel". Chaucer.

2. Time; season; as, hay seel. [Prov. Eng.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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