seel

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Seel \Seel\, verb (used without an object) [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. Seel

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Seel \Seel\, noun [AS. s[=ae]l, from s[=ae]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.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Seel \Seel\ (s[=e]l), verb (used with an object) [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

seel

verb

1: sew up the eyelids of hawks and falcons


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