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 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.

 

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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.

[Obs.]

Sir W. Raleigh.

 

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Seel (?), Seel"ing, n.

The rolling or agitation of a ship in a storm.

[Obs.]

Sandys.

 

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

1.

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

Chaucer.

2.

Time; season; as, hay seel.

[Prov. Eng.]

 

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