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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.


Fools climbs to fall: fond hopes, like seeled doves for want of better light, mount till they end their flight with falling.
J. Reading.


Hence, to shut or close, as the eyes; to blind.

Come, seeling night,
Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day.

Gold death, with a violent fate, his sable eyes did seel.


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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.


Sir W. Raleigh.


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Seel (?), Seel"ing, n.

The rolling or agitation of a ship in a storm.




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Seel, n. [AS. sl, from sl good, prosperous. See Silly.]


Good fortune; favorable opportunity; prosperity. [Obs.] "So have I seel".



Time; season; as, hay seel.

[Prov. Eng.]


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